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Date:  Fri, 11 Dec 2009 17:32:12 -0600
From:  Raphael Geissert <geissert@...ian.org>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject:  CVE request: insecure usage of temporary files in docutils

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Hi,

Jakub Wilk found an insecure usage of temporary files with predictable names
in the emacs mode reStructuredText (rst.el) as shipped by docutils 0.5 and
0.6 that allows a local user to perform a symlink attack to overwrite
arbitrary files.

References:
http://docutils.sourceforge.net/
http://bugs.debian.org/560755

Could a CVE be assigned for this issue?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
- -- 
Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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