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Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:51:52 +0100
From: Guido Berhoerster <guido+openwall.com@...hoerster.name>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request: tmux local denial of service (2009)

* Florian Weimer <fweimer@...hat.com> [2014-01-09 17:39]:
> Alexander Wirt discovered that local users can block other users
> from using tmux by creating suitably named directories in /tmp:
> 
> <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=529082>
> 
> This is a minor local denial of service issue.  This was reported
> publicly in 2009, so it receive an ID for that year.
> 
> Corresponding Red Hat bug:
> 
> <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1036136>

How is that a DOS? $TMPDIR/tmux-<uid> is merely a default, tmux
allows users to override the socket path using the -S command line
option.
-- 
Guido Berhoerster

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