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SubjectRe: Bitkeeper licence issues
On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, David S. Miller wrote:

> Hey Dave, are you suggesting that no such exploits exist in Red Hat's
> rpm system? In order for that to be true, rpm would have to be making
> sure that each and every directory along any path that it writes is
> not writable except by priviledged users. I just checked, it doesn't.
>
> We should be using mktemp() to make temporary files, and if we don't
> that is a bug and I'd ask you to please submit a bugzilla entry about
> it if so because that would be a serious hole.

I trust you mean mkstemp(3) here (or mktemp(1), but not
much of RPM is in shell).

Matthew.

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