Some security issues have been reported in Xfig, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.
The security issues are caused due to the insecure handling of temporary files in f_readeps.c, f_readgif.c, f_readppm.c, f_readtif.c, u_print.c, w_print.c, and w_srchrepl.c, which can be exploited via symlink attacks to e.g. overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the program.
Solution: Update to version 3.2.5b.
Provided and/or discovered by: Information provided by Nico Golde.
Original Advisory: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/04/01/6
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