Debian Security Advisory

mailx -- insecurely opens files in /tmp

Date Reported:
31 May 1998
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:
Former versions of mailx used an insecure means of opening files beneath /tmp for writing. This can be used to damage files in a user's directory or even systemwide.
Fixed in:
Intel - (in release 1.3) 8.1.1-3.1 All - (in release 2.0) 8.1.1-9