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f2c -- insecure temporary files


Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña reports two temporary file vulnerability within f2c. The vulnerabilities are caused due to weak temporary file handling. An attacker could create an symbolic link, causing a local user running f2c to overwrite the symlinked file. This could give the attacker elevated privileges.



portaudit: f2c -- insecure temporary files

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