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Re: linux has added "close on exec" flags to lots of fd calls
"Steven M. Bellovin" <smb%cs.columbia.edu@localhost> writes:
> On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 12:42:54 -0400
> "Perry E. Metzger" <perry%piermont.com@localhost> wrote:
>> Linux seems to be adding lots of flags to things like "open" to set
>> close on exec from the time an fd is born. They claim this helps with
>> security. I'm not sure I believe that,
> I do -- I've seen this failure fairly often, though not as much in
> recent years. It was more common in the days before window systems
> (and especially before job control), when lots of programs had shell
> escapes. Even adventure(6) had one.
Well, then perhaps we *should* add the feature.
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