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SubjectRe: [PATCH] unifdef: set a secure umask before calling mkstemp()
On Sat, 18 Aug 2012, Tony Finch wrote:

> Jesper Juhl <jj@chaosbits.net> wrote:
>
> > In newer glibc's (versions > 2.06) reasonably secure permissions of
> > 0600 are used when creating a temporary file with mkstemp(). But for
> > older glibc's (versions <= 2.06) 0666 is used which is not secure.
>
> Thanks for your suggestion! I'm afraid I prefer not to make the change.
>
> Unifdef is only using mkstemp as a convenient way to open a file with a
> non-clashing name. It isn't trying to be secure, so it's OK just to rely
> on the user's umask. And I find it hard to care about a bug that was fixed
> 15 years ago.
>
> I'm also trying to reduce the unixisms in the program for portability
> reasons and this is the most awkward part :-/
>
Fair enough. :-)

Just ignore the patch.

Have a nice day.

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