Red Hat Security Blog: August 2017 archives

  • Polyinstantiating /tmp and /var/tmp directories

    On Linux systems, the /tmp/ and /var/tmp/ locations are world-writable. They are used to provide a common location for temporary files and are protected through the sticky bit, so that users cannot remove files they don't own from the directory, even though the directory itself is world-writable. Several daemons/applications use the /tmp or /var/tmp directories to temporarily store data, log information, or to share information between their sub-components. However, due to the shared nature of...
    Posted 2017-08-31T17:28:50+00:00 - 4