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From: Miro Jurisic (macdev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-16 23:28:04

In article <009c01c46bb4$22145660$02fea8c0_at_eldiener>,
 "Eddie Diener" <eddielee_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The main danger of tmpnam is not that someone else may use the name, since a
> new unique name is returned each time, but rather that one may not have the
> rights to create a file in the current directory.

No, the main danger of tmpnam is that using tmpnam forces you into a situation
where you have a race condition that opens a security hole.
> has a good description of the problem.


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