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Security problems with Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux?

    From: Edsel Adap 
 Subject: wordperfect 8 for linux security
    Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 11:47:45 -0500
      To: [email protected]
Reply-To: Bugtraq List 

Hi,

I sent a similar message to Corel about this.  And I figured I'd send
it out here in order to prevent people from opening up their systems by
installing word perfect 8 before the problem is fixed.

When wordperfect 8 is installed it creates a /tmp/wpc-
directory with permissions 777.  And all files inside of it are mode
666.  And when these files are created, symlinks are followed.

You already know what this means when root tries to install word
perfect.

So to those of you who are planning to install word perfect 8 for
linux, don't do it as root.  Pick another user for doing the job.

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Edsel Adap
[email protected]
http://www.adap.org/~edsel/          LINUX - the choice of the GNU generation

We’ll post updates as we get them. -lt ed