Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: ed updateDec 10, 2000, 19:14 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 13:37:01 -0700
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: ed Date: December 9th, 2000 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:076 Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool) creates temporary files unsafely.
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