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Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2011 20:20:13 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: caml-light insecure temporary files

On 11/06/2011 01:09 PM, David Holland wrote:
> I apologize for sending this out on a weekend... but I found out it
> accidentally got broadcast to one of our mailing lists so there's
> nothing much to be gained from waiting. And besides, it's neither
> particularly critical nor of particularly broad interest.
> Anyway.
> I don't know if anyone besides us still ships caml-light; it is long
> dead upstream and obsoleted by ocaml. AFAICT neither Debian nor Red
> Hat does. But just in case: it uses mktemp() insecurely, and also does
> unsafe things in /tmp during make install.
> Patches follow; reference URL (including copies of the patches) is
> I'm not sure it's worth allocating a CVE number for this if it turns
> out nobody else ships it.

Please use CVE-2011-4119 for this issue.


-Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team

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