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Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:50:42 +1000
From: Murray McAllister <>
Subject: CVE request: PHP configure script and Lynis tool /tmp/ issues reported
 on full disclosure

Good morning, reports two temporary 
file issues.

The first is in PHP's configure script:

char *filename = "/tmp/phpglibccheck";

(Red Hat bug:

The second issue is Lynis writing a predictable file to /tmp/. Looking 
at the source I cannot tell which file that is, but 2 runs on Fedora 20 
revealed the following file being used each time:


I cannot find that in the source. I do not know if lynsis exec()'s any 
other scripts or programs. The full disclosure report might be referring 
to the following in include/tests_webservers:

  39     if [ "${OS}" = "AIX" ]; then
  40         TMPFILE=/tmp/lynis.$$


Murray McAllister / Red Hat Security Response Team

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