[SECURITY] Fedora 8 Update: comix-3.6.4-6.fc8

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Fedora Update Notification
2008-04-08 23:45:24

Name        : comix
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 3.6.4
Release     : 6.fc8
URL         : http://comix.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : A user-friendly, customizable image viewer
Description :
Comix is a user-friendly, customizable image viewer.
It is specifically designed to handle comic books, but
also serves as a generic viewer. It reads images in ZIP,
RAR or tar archives (also gzip or bzip2 compressed) as
well as plain image files. It is written in Python and
uses GTK+ through the PyGTK bindings.

Update Information:

Several security flaws are reported against comix 3.6.4.    One issue is that
comix uses os.popen() to execute external commands without handling filenames
properly. This may allow malicios users to execute arbitrary commands by opening
some files with crafted names. This issue is now identified as CVE-2008-1568.
Another issue is that comix creates a directory under /tmp with the name easily
predictable by any users. This will cause DOS attach for multiuser system.
This new package will fix these issues.

* Thu Apr  3 2008 Mamoru Tasaka <mtasaka at ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp> - 3.6.4-6
- Second patch for bug 430635
  Use tempfile.mkdtemp() for multiple user race condition
* Wed Apr  2 2008 Mamoru Tasaka <mtasaka at ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp> - 3.6.4-4
- First patch for bug 430635
  Replace os.popen() with subprocess.Popen() to handle hostile filename
  properly (CVE-2008-1568)
* Wed Dec  5 2007 Mamoru Tasaka <mtasaka at ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp> - 3.6.4-3
- Fix icon path in desktop file for desktop-file-utils 0.14+

  [ 1 ] Bug #430635 - comix: multiple issues (CVE-2008-1568)

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update comix' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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