Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2011 20:20:13 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: David Holland <dholland-oss-security@...bsd.org> Subject: Re: caml-light insecure temporary files On 11/06/2011 01:09 PM, David Holland wrote: > I apologize for sending this out on a weekend... but I found out it > accidentally got broadcast to one of our mailing lists so there's > nothing much to be gained from waiting. And besides, it's neither > particularly critical nor of particularly broad interest. > > Anyway. > > I don't know if anyone besides us still ships caml-light; it is long > dead upstream and obsoleted by ocaml. AFAICT neither Debian nor Red > Hat does. But just in case: it uses mktemp() insecurely, and also does > unsafe things in /tmp during make install. > > Patches follow; reference URL (including copies of the patches) is > http://gnats.netbsd.org/45558. > > I'm not sure it's worth allocating a CVE number for this if it turns > out nobody else ships it. Please use CVE-2011-4119 for this issue. -- -Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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