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ekg -- insecure temporary file creation


Eric Romang reports that ekg creates temporary files in an insecure manner. This can be exploited by an attacker using a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files and possibly execute arbitrary commands with the permissions of the user running ekg.



portaudit: ekg -- insecure temporary file creation

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