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a2ps -- insecure temporary file creation


A Secunia Security Advisory reports that Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña has found temporary file creation vulnerabilities in the fixps and psmandup scripts which are part of a2ps. These vulnerabilities could lead to an attacker overwriting arbitrary files with the credentials of the user running the vulnerable scripts.



portaudit: a2ps -- insecure temporary file creation

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