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The Nirvana Editor (NEdit) 5.1.1 and earlier allows a local attacker to overwrite other users' files via a symlink attack on (1) backup files or (2) temporary files used when nedit prints a file or portions of a file.
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Date Entry Created
20010727 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20010727)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(6) Baker, Bishop, Cole, Foat, Williams, Ziese
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(2) Christey, Wall
Comments (Legacy)
 Frech> nedit-print-symlink(6424)
 Christey> SGI:20011105-01-P
   ADDREF BID:2627
   (there are different BID's for the different symlink issues)

Proposed (Legacy)
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