[TUHS] Set-uid shell scripts

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Wed Aug 7 22:56:10 AEST 2019

On 8/6/19 6:48 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:

> It's a problem for any temporary files in a world-writable directory, hence
> the extensions to directory permissions e.g. /tmp and /var/tmp...
> Amusingly enough, the Mac works around this by symlinking /tmp to
> private/tmp i.e. you get your own /tmp...

/private/tmp is still word-writable with the sticky bit set. What you do
get is a private $TMPDIR, e.g.,


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