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Package name nedit
Date April 25th, 2001
Advisory ID MDKSA-2001:042
Affected versions 7.1, 7.2, 8.0, CS1.0
Synopsis Updated nedit packages fix temporary file vulnerability

Problem Description

A temporary file vulnerability exists in NEdit, the Nirvana Editor.
When printing the entire text or selected parts of the text within the
editor, nedit creates a temporary file in an insecure manner. This
could be exploited to gain access to other user privileges including

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 7.1

 4f97d5ed0100ee9a38961d19e189f1cb  7.1/RPMS/nedit-5.1.1-9.2mdk.i586.rpm
116f0b623fc9a9d56369a5e00aabd596  7.1/SRPMS/nedit-5.1.1-9.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.2

 aa30f2bd203db8f50cf59b0a2b6939fd  7.2/RPMS/nedit-5.1.1-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
9ab4ccb9d28da67bf360de6f0e0acea7  7.2/SRPMS/nedit-5.1.1-9.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 8.0

 a6e536fabf777e8068c1eb92e963a85e  8.0/RPMS/nedit-5.1.1-13.1mdk.i586.rpm
47fa2927a8b66c32661aaadcf7aa3ca4  8.0/SRPMS/nedit-5.1.1-13.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1

 4f97d5ed0100ee9a38961d19e189f1cb  1.0.1/RPMS/nedit-5.1.1-9.2mdk.i586.rpm
116f0b623fc9a9d56369a5e00aabd596  1.0.1/SRPMS/nedit-5.1.1-9.2mdk.src.rpm


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                rpm --checksig package.rpm

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