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Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:19:57 -0400
From: Josh Bressers <>
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: Security fixes in m4-1.4.11

> On Sun, 6 Apr 2008, Patrick J. Volkerding wrote:
> > Minor security fix: Quote output of mkstemp.
> Use CVE-2008-1687
> > Security fix: avoid arbitrary code execution with 'm4 -F'.
> Use CVE-2008-1688
> Note - these CVE's will not be live until Monday.

So I took a look at these today, I don't think either is really a security

Both issues are certainly bugs, but given each situation, it would be just
as easy to get a victim to run something blatantly malicious that doesn't
need to leverage obscure flaws in the language.

Has anyone else had a look?



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