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Re: The open() system call in f8 really broken...



On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 21:00 -0400, Steve Grubb wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 August 2007 20:56:10 Steve Dickson wrote:
> > Now If I'm not mistaken, its been legal since the 70s to use
> > O_CREAT without a mode because (depending on the OS) the mode
> > of parent directory will be used (or something similar)...
> 
> The problem is that without a mode being passed, the kernel uses whatever the 
> stack contents are. And yes, its conceivable the stack contents could create 
> a world writable setuid file which cannot ever be the intended operation.

So then why not default to a mode of 0 instead, which will do the
equivalent of bolting a big, flashing "BROKEN" sign to the app?

-- 
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet gmail com>

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