Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 21:37:37 +0200 From: Florian Weimer <fw@...eb.enyo.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: coley@...re.org Subject: Re: Security fixes in m4-1.4.11 * Lubomir Kundrak: > On Sun, 2008-04-06 at 20:42 -0400, Steven M. Christey wrote: >> On Sun, 6 Apr 2008, Patrick J. Volkerding wrote: >> >> > Minor security fix: Quote output of mkstemp. >> >> Use CVE-2008-1687 > > This does not sound like a security problem. Mkstemp would never output > any shell metacharacters. M4 performs macro expansion without any special characters present, IIRC. However, it's still unlikely that an mkstemp()-returned string matches a macro, I think.
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