April 27, 2001

Nedit security advisory

Author: JT Smith

From LWN.net: The nedit (Nirvana editor) package as shipped in the non-free section
accompanying Debian GNU/Linux 2.2/potato had a bug in its printing code:
when printing text it would create a temporary file with the to be
printed text and pass that on to the print system. The temporary file
was not created safely, which could be exploited by an attacked to make
nedit overwrite arbitrary files.

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