CVE-2008-1687

NameCVE-2008-1687
DescriptionThe (1) maketemp and (2) mkstemp builtin functions in GNU m4 before 1.4.11 do not quote their output when a file is created, which might allow context-dependent attackers to trigger a macro expansion, leading to unspecified use of an incorrect filename.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
m4 (PTS)wheezy1.4.16-3vulnerable
jessie1.4.17-4vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch1.4.18-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
m4source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

This is more a generic bug and not a security issue: the random output would
need to match the name of an existing macro

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