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Wpossibly-insecure-handling-of-tmp-files-in-maintainer-script

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.234. That is the most recent version we know about.

The maintainer script seems to access a file in /tmp or some other temporary directory. Since creating temporary files in a world-writable directory is very dangerous, this is likely to be a security bug. Use the tempfile or mktemp utilities to create temporary files in these directories.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.4 for details.

Visibility: warning

Check: scripts

The following 5 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 7 times.

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 57% of the time.