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Home » Hacking News » GNU gzip gzexe insecure temporary file creation

GNU gzip gzexe insecure temporary file creation

by Mario Miri on June 13th, 2003 gzexe utility shipped with GNU gzip creates temporary files in insecure manner, which creates an exploitable race condition.


Vulnerable:
GNU gzip 1.2.4
GNU gzip 1.2.4a
GNU gzip 1.3
GNU gzip 1.3.2


Solution:
Debian released an advisory: DSA-308-1


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