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Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 22:26:18 +0200
From: Nico Golde <>
Subject: Re: CVE id request: mktemp

Hi Steven,
* Steven M. Christey <> [2008-08-18 22:09]:
> 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.

Ok fine, makes sense to me.
Nico Golde - - - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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