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Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 15:42:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: mktemp

On Mon, 18 Aug 2008, Nico Golde wrote:

> 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"

Given that -u is "unsafe mode" with a disclaimer against race conditions
(at least based on the manpage I looked at), I'm of the mindset that you'd
flag an application for using mktemp -u, but not mktemp itself.

- Steve

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