Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2001 13.06 MEST
Affected SuSE versions: [6.1, 6.2] 6.3, 6.4, 7.0, 7.1
Vulnerability Type: locoal privilege escalation
Severity (1-10): 3
SuSE default package: no
Other affected systems: all systems using nedit
Content of this advisory:
1) security vulnerability resolved: nedit
problem description, discussion, solution and upgrade information
2) pending vulnerabilities, solutions, workarounds
3) standard appendix (further information)
problem description, brief discussion, solution, upgrade
The Nirvana Editor, NEdit, is a GUI-style text editor based on
popular Macintosh and MS Windows editors.
When printing a whole text or selected parts of a text, nedit(1)
creates a temporary file in an insecure manner. This behavior could
be exploited to gain access to other users privileges, even
There is no workaround possible, because tmpnam(3) ignores the
TMPDIR environment variable. Just install the new RPM to fix this
Download the update package from locations described below and
install the package with the command `rpm -Uhv file.rpm'. The
md5sum for each file is in the line below. You can verify the
integrity of the rpm files using the command
`rpm --checksig --nogpg file.rpm', independently from the md5
The information in this advisory may be distributed or
reproduced, provided that the advisory is not modified in any way.
SuSE GmbH makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever with respect
to the information contained in this security advisory. Bye,
Thomas Biege, SuSE GmbH, Schanzaeckerstr. 10, 90443 Nuernberg
E@mail: email@example.com Function: Security Support & Auditing
"lynx -source http://www.suse.de/~thomas/thomas.pgp | pgp -fka"
Key fingerprint = 51 AD B9 C7 34 FC F2 54 01 4A 1C D4 66 64 09 84
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