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Re: Bug#278283: insecure temporary file usage in gettextize and autopoin
Re: Bug#278283: insecure temporary file usage in gettextize and autopoint (fwd)
Tue, 26 Oct 2004 10:10:23 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Bruno Haible wrote:
> is to make filename sit in a temporary directory under /tmp, not directly
> in /tmp ?
For the truly paranoid, even that is not sufficient.
> Not bad, but still not perfect: mktemp is not a POSIX standardized
> utility, and $RANDOM is bash specific. So what do you propose on POSIX
> systems without mktemp and bash? Just fall back on the unsecure foo$$
> pattern? Or ship an mktemp.c with the package, to be compiled by
> 'configure' very early?
> It would be nice if we could write up the result of this discussion, when
> finished, in the autoconf manual.
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Thomas E. Dickey