Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:12:48 +1100 From: Murray McAllister <mmcallis@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: 737385@...s.debian.org Subject: CVE request: a2ps insecure temporary file use Hello, Jakub Wilk found that a2ps, a tool to convert text and other types of files to PostScript, insecurely used a temporary file in spy_user(). A local attacker could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to modify an arbitrary file accessible to the user running a2ps: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=737385 The original report notes there are calls to tempname_ensure(). If any of those are found to be vulnerable, would they use the same CVE number, or require a different one? References: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=737385 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1060630 Thanks, -- Murray McAllister / Red Hat Security Response Team
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