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Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 09:11:11 +0200
From: Lubomir Kundrak <>
Subject: Re: Security fixes in m4-1.4.11

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.

> > Security fix: avoid arbitrary code execution with 'm4 -F'.
> Use CVE-2008-1688
> Note - these CVE's will not be live until Monday.
> - Steve
Lubomir Kundrak (Red Hat Security Response Team)

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