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Re: unicode build: "comparison is always true" warnings

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: unicode build: "comparison is always true" warnings
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 18:00:06 +0100
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
>> Matthieu Lemerre <address@hidden> writes:
>>> An attacker could create a symlink with this name file between these
>>> two operations, thus the file would be erased.
>> That does not happen, because the open will fail when the file already
>> exists.
> And I bet it was impossible for you to mention this in the last 6 mails
> or so.

I have asked several times what it is considered insecure, but that was
the first mail that gave a hint.  I cannot read anyone's mind.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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