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Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 07:47:53 -0400
From: "Todd C. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: mktemp 

In message <>
	so spake Sebastian Krahmer (krahmer):

> 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.

I don't think it is a security issue either.  Vendors can also just
configure mktemp with the --with-libc flag to use the libc
mkstemp()/mkdtemp() functions instead of the bundled version if
they prefer.

 - todd

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