Re: PID sequences

Miguel de Icaza (
27 Feb 1998 13:57:57 -0600

> } In this specific case, the random PIDs will help make it harder to
> } exploit a bunch of attacks on predictable filenames (all of our
> } userland should be using mkstemp instead of mktemp eventually, just
> } like OpenBSD).
> There _is_ no "our userland", unlike OpenBSD.

Sure there is.

Red Hat and Debian should audit the packages they ship, and ship with fixed
bugs and security holes -just like OpenBSD has done-.

Fixes should be fed back to the package maintainers. I would expect
this to be the next step in the evolution of the Linux distributions.



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