Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 21:58:23 +0100 From: Jakub Wilk <jwilk@...lk.net> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Fw: Security risk of vim swap files * Seth Arnold <seth.arnold@...onical.com>, 2017-11-06, 15:09: >Is it not the kernel's responsibility to enforce umask(2) is properly >applied? Yes, most programs don't have to care about this. >Obviously there's good case to be made that manual chmod(2) calls could >or should be modified by umask(2) values by hand, but probably all >those chmod(2) calls ought to be re-written to set the modes correctly >at file creation time (or mkdir, etc) to avoid race conditions. vim creates the swapfile initially with mode 0600, and later chmods it. There's no race condition. -- Jakub Wilk
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