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[ID 20001214.003] Fwd: Re: [PATCH bleadperl] POSIX::tmpnam() isdangerous

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Dominic Dunlop
December 14, 2000 03:51
[ID 20001214.003] Fwd: Re: [PATCH bleadperl] POSIX::tmpnam() isdangerous
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[Edward sent me this reply privately.  I trust that he does not mind 
me copying it (along with the assigned bug ID) to the perl5-porters 
list and Sarathy, who's in charge of the maintenance track.]

>Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 09:57:31 +0000 (GMT)
>From: Edward Avis <>
>To: Dominic Dunlop <>
>Subject: Re: [PATCH bleadperl] POSIX::tmpnam() is dangerous
>  >It sees that File::Temp will be in the next release of
>>Perl that follows on from the 5.7.0 development track; whether it will
>>be in the next maintenance release of 5.6.0 is more doubtful, as
>>the job of maintenance is to fix problems, not add functionality.
>IMHO any sort of /tmp race does qualify as a problem.  In fact it's a
>security problem, which makes it more important to fix.
>Ed Avis

Dominic Dunlop

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