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Bug 197306 (CVE-2007-0237) - app-emacs/lookup insecure temp file creation (CVE-2007-0237)
Summary: app-emacs/lookup insecure temp file creation (CVE-2007-0237)
Alias: CVE-2007-0237
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-10-28 16:20 UTC by Ulrich Müller
Modified: 2011-01-18 11:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2007-10-28 16:20:25 UTC
<app-emacs/lookup-1.4.1 suffer from insecure creation of temporary files:

"Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered that Lookup, a search interface to electronic dictionaries on emacsen, creates a temporary file in an insecure fashion when the ndeb-binary feature is used, which allows a local attacker to craft a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files."

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Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2007-10-28 16:31:10 UTC
Fixed in 1.4.1.
x86, please stabilise.
Comment 2 Christian Faulhammer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-10-30 09:27:40 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 3 Christian Faulhammer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-10-30 09:29:42 UTC
app-emacs/tramp had a similar problem (bug 194713) and was rated B3, too.  GLSA vote now open.
Comment 4 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-10-30 14:02:33 UTC
I tend to vote YES.
Comment 5 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2007-10-30 21:55:04 UTC
Vulnerable revisions 1.4 and 1.4-r1 have been removed.
Comment 6 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-11-19 22:01:06 UTC
yes too, request filed.
Comment 7 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-09 21:41:03 UTC
GLSA 200712-07