RHEL 2.1 : ddskk (RHSA-2003:242)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12411
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated ddskk packages which fix a temporary file security issue are now available.
Daredevil SKK is a simple Kana to Kanji conversion program, an input method of Japanese for Emacs.
ddskk does not take appropriate security precautions when creating temporary files. This bug could potentially be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Emacs and skk.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has allocated the name CVE-2003-0539 to this issue.
All users of ddskk should upgrade to these erratum packages containing a backported security patch that corrects this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected ddskk package.