Re: [Full-Disclosure] New Remote Windows Exploit (MS04-029)

From: Rodrigo Barbosa (rodrigob_at_suespammers.org)
Date: 11/04/04

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    On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 02:24:53PM -0500, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.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@suespammers.org>
    "Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
    "Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

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