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Bug 77253 - An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.
Summary: An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-04 10:23 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-12 14:41:52 UTC
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:048 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: python security update 2003-02-07 05:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2002-11-04 10:23:30 UTC
Zack Weinberg discovered os._execvpe from in Python 2.2.1 and earlier
creates temporary files with predictable names, which could allow local
users to execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack.


Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-02-12 14:41:52 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

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