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Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 10:59:56 +0200
From: Sebastian Krahmer <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: mktemp

BTW, mktemp(1) is using O_EXCL anyway, so I dont see
an issue. Additionally all of our scripts use
more than 6 X' as also shown in the
example section of the manpage. We are not going to
release updates for this non-issue.


On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 01:55:50PM +0200, Nico Golde wrote:

> Hi,
> mktemp (not the coreutils one) from 
> is not generating fully 
> random names. Steve, can you assign a CVE id to this?
> This is 
> I wrote an explanation on why this happens, available on:
> Kind regards
> Nico
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