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Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:36:46 +1100
From: Murray McAllister <>
Subject: Re: Re: possible CVE requests: perltidy insecure temporary
 file usage

> This question might be relatively unimportant because O_EXCL|O_CREAT
> was only used in the IO::File->new call for choosing a filename.
> O_EXCL|O_CREAT wasn't used in IO::File->new call that came immediately
> after the make_temporary_filename call. This, for example, doesn't
> cover the case of a mode 0777 current working directory.

Thanks for explaining this, I had misunderstood that part.

Murray McAllister / Red Hat Security Response Team

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