Xfig Multiple Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerabilities

Xfig creates temporary files in an insecure manner.

An attacker with local access could potentially exploit these issues to perform symbolic-link attacks, overwriting arbitrary files in the context of the affected application.

Successfully mounting a symlink attack may allow the attacker to delete or corrupt sensitive files, which may result in a denial of service. Other attacks may also be possible.


 

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