Re: deb vfs security issue (CAN-2004-0494)

On Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 07:28:23PM +0200, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 2004-08-18 at 16:31, Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
> > I noticed this in Red Hat's bugzilla just now:
> > .
> Attached is a patch that escapes all dangerous characters for function
> arguments. More specifically, everything not in A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _, /, .,
> - and +.
> Could somebody on a system with dpkg installed verify that things still
> work correctly after applying this patch? Thanks.

There are many other scripts which need similar treatment.
grep -l bin/perl /usr/share/mc/extfs/* | xargs grep open
shows a lot of (potential) problems, at least in a, apt, debd, mailfs,
patchfs, rpms and uzip.


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