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From: daw@cs.berkeley.edu (David Wagner)
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: R: Linux kernel source archive vulnerable
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 21:35:21 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ee796o$vue$1@taverner.cs.berkeley.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0609121619470.19976@chaos.analogic.com>

linux-os \(Dick Johnson\) wrote:
>On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, David Wagner wrote:
>> Just because it is a bug in tar doesn't mean that Linux developers have
>> to create their tarfile in a way that tickles the bug.  Two wrongs don't
>> make a right.
>
>It's not a tar bug, [...]

You misunderstand my point.  I don't care whether it is a tar bug or not.
I'm not claiming it is a tar bug.  I'm saying that people on those threads
claimed that this is a tar bug and used that as an excuse to do nothing
about the problem of world-writeable files in the Linux tar archive.
I'm saying that's a lousy excuse.  What I'm saying is that, even if we
accept that it is a tar bug, that's not a good excuse for doing nothing
about the problem.  Of course, if it is not a tar bug, then that makes
it an even weaker excuse.

  reply	other threads:[~2006-09-12 21:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20060907182304.GA10686@danisch.de>
     [not found] ` <D432C2F98B6D1B4BAE47F2770FEFD6B612B8B7@to1mbxs02.replynet.prv>
2006-09-11 18:29   ` Jon Lewis
2006-09-12  5:06     ` Kyle Moffett
2006-09-12  5:27       ` Willy Tarreau
2006-09-12 19:42       ` R: " David Wagner
2006-09-12 20:35         ` linux-os (Dick Johnson)
2006-09-12 21:35           ` David Wagner [this message]
2006-09-12 22:56             ` Rene Scharfe
2006-09-13  1:17               ` David Wagner
2006-09-13  4:33                 ` Willy Tarreau
2006-09-13  5:34                   ` David Wagner
2006-09-13  6:17                     ` Kyle Moffett
2006-09-13  6:26                       ` David Wagner
2006-09-13  6:49                         ` Kyle Moffett
2006-09-13  6:59                           ` David Wagner
2006-09-13  8:12                             ` Kyle Moffett
2006-09-14 22:38                               ` David Wagner
2006-09-15  7:28                                 ` Stefan Richter
2006-09-13 10:45                         ` Martin Mares
2006-09-13 11:13                           ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-09-13  6:26                       ` Jan Engelhardt
2006-09-13 19:49                         ` Willy Tarreau
2006-09-13  8:51                 ` Stefan Richter
2006-09-14 23:04                 ` Bill Davidsen

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