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Re: Re: CVE request: a2ps insecure temporary file use
From: Murray McAllister <mmcallis () redhat com>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:55:13 +1100

On 02/05/2014 01:40 AM, cve-assign () mitre org wrote:
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* Fri Jan 05 2001 Preston Brown <pbrown () redhat com>
- security patch for tmpfile creation from Olaf Kirch <okir () lst de>

followed the next month by a fix to that patch:

* Mon Feb 12 2001 Tim Waugh <twaugh () redhat 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.,



   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.


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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