Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:19:57 -0400 From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> cc: coley@...re.org 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 issue. 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? Thanks. -- JB
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