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Re: many packages write to `temporary-file-directory' insecurely

From: Pavel Janík
Subject: Re: many packages write to `temporary-file-directory' insecurely
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 07:22:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.2.50 (i386-suse-linux-gnu)

   From: Steve Kemp <address@hidden>
   Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 23:49:01 +0000

   >   But it would appear to have the major flaw that a malicious user
   >  could fake their scores with almost no effort, eg:
   > [matrix] skx > update-score --file=/var/games/emacs/snake-score 
--add-score "Steve 99999999999999 points"

I do not think we should/could prevent this. Note, that this is possible
right now too...
Pavel Janík

Have you considered defenestrating your computer and replacing Windows with
GNU/Linux?  It is a shame for you to be in bondage to Microsoft.
                  -- Richard Stallman in emacs-devel

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