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Re: [Bug-gnulib] mkstemp


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] mkstemp
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 11:44:10 -0400
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Paul Eggert wrote:

|Derek Robert Price <address@hidden> writes:
|
|>Perhaps it is silly to be working around bugs in glibc this old?  It was
|>fixed January 11, 1999.  One could hope that the sysadmin in charge of
|>the system on which CVS is being compiled has read the appropriate
|>security notices and updated to a more recent version of glibc.
|
|
|That's what I'd say, too.  The problem affects all sorts of programs,
|not just CVS.
|
|>Then again an extra chmod is pretty cheap.
|
|
|I suspect that the chmod doesn't really fix the race condition.
|Setting the umask before, and restoring it after, would probably be a
|better fix; but I wouldn't bother.


Thanks for the advice Paul!  I removed the GLIBC compiler switch and the
chmod from CVS 1.12.x and replaced it with what I hope is an informative
comment about what used to happen and why anyone who wants to
second-guess me should fiddle with the umask instead.  I also added a
comment to the NEWS file about upgrading to GLIBC version 2.0.7 or greater.

Derek

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