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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2001-0556 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 RHSA-2001:061 2001-05-08
Red Hat Powertools 7.1 RHSA-2001:061 2001-05-08
Red Hat Powertools 7.0 RHSA-2001:061 2001-05-08

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