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CESA-2004:344: semi security update

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CESA-2004:344: semi security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
07/07/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated semi packages that fix vulnerabilities in flim temporary file handling are now available.

The semi package includes a MIME library for GNU Emacs and XEmacs used by the wl mail package. Tatsuya Kinoshita discovered a vulnerability in flim, an emacs library for working with Internet messages included in the semi package. Temporary files were being created without taking adequate precautions, and therefore a local user could potentially overwrite files with the privileges of the user running emacs. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0422 to this issue. Users of semi are advised to upgrade to these packages, which contain a backported patch fixing this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-semi
  • centos-upgrade-semi-xemacs

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