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Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 21:37:37 +0200
From: Florian Weimer <>
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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