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Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2017 22:15:44 -0800
From: Ian Zimmerman <>
Subject: Re: Security risk of vim swap files

On 2017-11-01 19:12, Solar Designer wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 01, 2017 at 07:02:22PM +0100, Jakub Wilk wrote:

> > Unfortunately, glibc's implementation of tmpfile(3), which is the
> > most fool-proof interface for dealing with temporary files that the
> > C library offers, doesn't honour TMPDIR. :(
> We've been carrying a patch for this for ages:

Do you know why this has not been changed upstream?  The code (and
infopage) mentions "SVID compatibility".  Do you know of any programs
that break with this change?

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