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From: rodrigob at suespammers.org (Rodrigo Barbosa)
Subject: New Remote Windows Exploit (MS04-029)

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On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 02:24:53PM -0500, Valdis.Kletnieks@...edu wrote:
> 2) An amazing amount of stuff assumes that /tmp has 'exec' - at
> least for a while, 'rpmbuild' of a Redhat Perl would die because it
> build into a directory on /tmp, and then tried to run a binary out
> of that just-built tree - workaround was to feed rpm a '%_tmpdir ='
> pointing elsewhere.  Dell's microcode installer hits the same issue,
> as did at least some OpenOffice builds.
> 
> So if you do it, be prepared to get bit, and have to do a
> 'mount -o remount,exec /tmp' once in a while...

I'm not sure which standard (FHS ? LSB ?), but these softwares should
honor the TMPDIR environment. And yes, /tmp is the fallback, in case
$TMPDIR is not set.

- -- 
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob@...spammers.org>
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

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