At 17:44 1/2/95, Michael Nelson wrote:
>Paul Phillips wrote:
>> > there was a race condition in archive2.pl that
>> > would allow any majordomo owned file to be appended to.
>> Quick note -- just so nobody underestimates the need to upgrade, it's
>> worse than a race condition. Race conditions popped up in the
>> course of fixing it, but the hole that exists allows Bad Guys to modify
>> arbitrary majordomo-owned files, without racing to do so.
> If we don't want to upgrade the entire system, can we just drop
>in the new archive2.pl over the old one?
While the race condition originally came to light in archive2.pl, similar
problems were found in many of the other programs, so I'd say simply replacing
archive2.pl isn't going to be enough.
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