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Re: many packages write to `temporary-file-directory' insecurely


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: many packages write to `temporary-file-directory' insecurely
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 11:20:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090005 (Oort Gnus v0.05) Emacs/21.2.50 (ia64-suse-linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

|> If /var/games is treated just like /tmp, meaning anyone can create a
|> file in it, then it will raise the same security issues as /tmp.  We
|> could perhaps use the code that Al Petrovsky sent, if that is correct.

The convention for /var/games is that it is writable for a special group
(game) only, and any program wanting to have access to it must be setgid
game.

Andreas.

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