Re: [Full-Disclosure] New Remote Windows Exploit (MS04-029)
From: Rodrigo Barbosa (rodrigob_at_suespammers.org)
To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 18:09:48 -0200
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)
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