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Request for patch review: python-docutils

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Dear Emacs users,

Emacs major mode for reStructuredText (rst.el) as shipped by python-docutils in lenny is affected by a security vulnerability, that allows a local user to perform a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files: http://bugs.debian.org/560755

I have prepared a patch for python-docutils 0.5-2, which hopefully fixes this bug, but as I am neither an Emacs user nor a Lisp programmer, I don't feel confident about it and I would certainly don't want to break anything in lenny.

Therefore, I kindly ask you to review my patch. The latest version is available here:

Please keep in mind that the code is supposed to support every Emacs version available in lenny, i.e. XEmacs 21, Emacs 21 and Emacs 22.

Thanks in advance!

Jakub Wilk

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