Description in axiom 20100701-1.1 uses tempfile to create a safe
temporary file but appends a suffix to the original filename and writes to
this new filename, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files
via a symlink attack on the new filename.
Source: axiom (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (20120501-17)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (20120501-17)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (20120501-17)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (20120501-17)
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Updated: 2019-01-14 21:15:17 UTC (commit 51f9b73af244ba86b9321e46e526586c25a8e060)