Subject: Re: touch(1) enchancement, mkstemp(1) (fwd)
To: Olaf Seibert <>
From: Todd C. Miller <>
List: tech-security
Date: 02/17/1998 16:16:29
Using a temp dir will keep you from writing to another file
if someone is playing symlink games but it still leaves you
open to denial of service attacks.  That's the nice thing
about mktemp(1) (or mkstemp(1) or ...).

 - todd