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Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 14:55:56 -0400
From: Michael Gilbert <>
Cc: Josh Bressers <>, "Steven M. Christey"
Subject: Re: CVE request: ghostscript and gv

On Tue, 1 Jun 2010 14:41:41 -0400 (EDT), Josh Bressers wrote:
> Please use CVE-2010-2055 for this.
> > In the Debian bug report Paul also mentiones that gv creates a
> > temporary file in an insecure way:
> >

should the insecure temp file get its own id since it is rather
different than the original problem?

| I slightly wonder about the writing of the tmp file
|  open("/tmp/gv_random_some.pdf.tmp", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC, 0666)
| from within gs (no O_EXCL so would follow a symlink allowing clobber).


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