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Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 13:37:33 +0200
From: Nico Golde <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: comix

Hi Tomas,
* Tomas Hoger <> [2008-04-01 13:21]:
> On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:40:37 +0200 Nico Golde
> <> wrote:
> > comix is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution via crafted 
> > file names.
> > 
> >
> > 
> > I confirmed this using comix\"\;echo\ owned\>bla\;ls\ \"
> > as a simple reroducer.
> According to the feedback Fedora maintainer got from new upstream,
> comix 3.x is mostly dead and upstream is focused on re-written version
> 4.  See for
> upstream reply.


> That BZ also has some comments on the insecure temporary file usage
> reported to Debian BTS.  And also notes that comix is likely an app
> where unfixed tarfile python module may bite back.

The insecure temporary file usage is not valid in my 
opinion, see my comment to the bug report.
Kind regards
Nico Golde - - - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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