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Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:36:43 +0200
From: Nico Golde <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: mktemp

Hi Sebastian,
* Sebastian Krahmer <> [2008-08-18 13:25]:
> 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.

This is known but as I wrote in the bug report:
"the file is safely created with O_EXCL and 0600, still 
unsafe if used with -u"

Kind regards
Nico Golde - - - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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