Re: The open() system call in f8 really broken...
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On 08/16/2007 04:55 PM, Steve Dickson wrote: > Oliver Falk wrote: >> On 08/16/2007 04:34 PM, Steve Dickson wrote: >>> Jakub Jelinek wrote: >>>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 10:12:24AM -0400, Steve Dickson wrote: >>>>> Bring down servers, costing people time and money because apps >>>>> that have run for years suddenly abort is just not the right >>>>> way to handle this.. imho.. >>>> Only people that run their $$$$$$ servers on rawhide... >>> No.. but they do on RHEL and today's rawhide is tomorrow's RHEL... >> >> But Steve, they will not simply do a yum upgrade on their EL5 boxes to >> upgrade to EL6... > Agreed... And I'll concede moving from one RHEL release to another > RHEL release is a good time to make people recompile their code > esp for security issues... and their code should not compile if > there is a security issue... But thats not the case here! > > My code compile and then aborted... and even worse I was able > to avoid the abort without fixing the security hole.. so the > abort was basically meaningless... imo... > > So I guess what I'm saying, if you can't catch the security issue > and fail the compilation, don't abort the process at run time. > Issue a warning instead... Let the developers decide how > grievous the problem, not glibc... Most developers I know, don't worry about >warnings<, but do if their code aborts. If a developer then doesn't worry about the real (security) problem, but only about the abort itself and just workaround that - it's simply a fault... The other option? stderr "FIX YOUR OPEN :-P"; sleep 600. :-) If you compile the whole Fedora tree, how many warnings will you see? How many warnings are about 'better use mkstemp' - for security reasons... If you don't abort you'll not catch the developers attention... It's too bad, but true... Don't want to step on dev's toes of course - it's for sure not true for *all* developers! -of -- Fedora-maintainers mailing list Fedora-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-maintainers -- Fedora-maintainers-readonly mailing list Fedora-maintainers-readonly@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-maintainers-readonly
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