Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:55:13 +1100 From: Murray McAllister <mmcallis@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: cve-assign@...re.org, 737385@...s.debian.org Subject: Re: Re: CVE request: a2ps insecure temporary file use On 02/05/2014 01:40 AM, cve-assign@...re.org wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1060630#c5 >> >> * Fri Jan 05 2001 Preston Brown <pbrown@...hat.com> >> - security patch for tmpfile creation from Olaf Kirch <okir@....de> >> >> followed the next month by a fix to that patch: >> >> * Mon Feb 12 2001 Tim Waugh <twaugh@...hat.com> >> - Fix tmpfile security patch so that it actually _works_ (bug #27155). > > Does anyone have information indicating that two CVE-2001-#### IDs are > needed to cover the discoveries by Olaf Kirch and Tim Waugh 13 years > ago? This would be the case if, for example, there was a January 2001 > a2ps package that fixed part of the problem with temporary files. > Admittedly, the practical value of two CVE-2001-#### IDs at present > may be extremely small. > > The information does not seem to be in a2ps.git because data before > 2004 is unavailable, e.g., > > http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/a2ps.git/log/?ofs=100 > > Also: > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=27155 > You are not authorized to access bug #27155. > > If (as we would expect) nobody is interested in checking that, we will > assign one CVE-2001-#### ID. Hello, I spent a little time looking but could not determine if a release was made to fix only part of the problem. So one ID is fine by us. bug #27155 just contains some gdb output. Therefore I assumed it was public and didn't check before sending it here. Thanks for looking at this. -- Murray McAllister / Red Hat Security Response Team
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