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Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:34:28 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: "" <>,
Subject: LinuxMint - temp file creation vulns in mintNanny and mintUpdate

> reported these to me:
>Two issues in LinuxMint:
>First a temporary file creation flaw in mintNanny:

Please use CVE-2012-1566 for this issue

>Secondly a temporary file creation flaw in mintUpdate:

Please use CVE-2012-1567 for this issue.

Also a note on fixing these issues:


Simply use “mkstemp” from the “tempfile” module:

I tried to find a LinuxMint security contact, nothing on the website
(e.g., someone suggested, here's hoping they see it.

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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