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Re: CVE request: temporary file issue in Passenger rubygem
From: Raphael Geissert <geissert () debian org>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:02:07 +0100

On 29 January 2014 09:57, Raphael Geissert <geissert () debian org> wrote:
One thing to notice, however, is that there's a race condition between
the stat check introduced in 34b1087870c2.
The following sequence still triggers the bogus behaviour:

<user> mkdir $dir
<phusion> lstat() (getFileTypeNoFollowSymlinks)
<user> rmdir $dir
<user> ln -s /target $dir
<phusion> stat() (from verifyDirectoryPermissions)

Upstream has now fixed this with the following commit (basically using
the structure from lstat() for the two checks):

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
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