Commit 4049faae authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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* browse-url.el (browse-url-mosaic): Be careful when writing /tmp/Mosaic.PID.

This is CVE-2014-3423.

Fixes: debbugs:17428
parent fa8e9c09
2014-05-08 Glenn Morris <>
* net/browse-url.el (browse-url-mosaic):
Be careful when writing /tmp/Mosaic.PID. (Bug#17428)
This is CVE-2014-3423.
2014-05-08 Stefan Monnier <>
* xt-mouse.el: Drop spurious/oddly shaped events (bug#17378).
......@@ -1333,31 +1333,26 @@ used instead of `browse-url-new-window-flag'."
(let ((pidfile (expand-file-name browse-url-mosaic-pidfile))
(if (file-readable-p pidfile)
(find-file pidfile)
(goto-char (point-min))
(setq pid (read (current-buffer)))
(kill-buffer nil)))
(if (and pid (zerop (signal-process pid 0))) ; Mosaic running
;; This is a predictable temp-file name, which is bad,
;; but it is what Mosaic uses/used.
;; So it's not Emacs's problem.
(find-file (format "/tmp/Mosaic.%d" pid))
(insert (if (browse-url-maybe-new-window new-window)
url "\n")
(kill-buffer nil)
(insert-file-contents pidfile)
(setq pid (read (current-buffer)))))
(if (and (integerp pid) (zerop (signal-process pid 0))) ; Mosaic running
(insert (if (browse-url-maybe-new-window new-window)
url "\n")
(if (file-exists-p (setq pidfile (format "/tmp/Mosaic.%d" pid)))
(delete-file pidfile))
;; Use O_EXCL.
(write-region nil nil pidfile nil 'silent nil 'excl))
;; Send signal SIGUSR to Mosaic
(message "Signaling Mosaic...")
(signal-process pid 'SIGUSR1)
;; Or you could try:
;; (call-process "kill" nil 0 nil "-USR1" (int-to-string pid))
(message "Signaling Mosaic...done")
(message "Signaling Mosaic...done"))
;; Mosaic not running - start it
(message "Starting %s..." browse-url-mosaic-program)
(apply 'start-process "xmosaic" nil browse-url-mosaic-program
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