<URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=39901 >
Essentially this in Fedora bug. If you checkout the sources
from SVN and do all configuring it compiles.
The problem is in compartibility of configure script
and the Fedora autotools.
The same source code builds in Ubuntu even without autoreconf.
There is no harm to have this patch, but I believe bugs must
be fixed on the originator's side.
On 25/11/2007, <> wrote:
> <URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=39901 >
> > [wsimpson - Sun Nov 25 00:40:20 2007]:
> > That's not accurate. Only when you wish to restrict the file mode mask.
> > Without looking hard at this code, I don't see any reason we'd want to
> > restrict the mask. That's not traditional.
> > Is this a Fedora only kind of thing?
> Not really, it's more of a security thing.
> Quote from one of our kernel guys: "The problem is that without a mode
> being passed, the kernel uses whatever the stack contents are. And yes,
> its conceivable the stack contents could create a world writable setuid
> file which cannot ever be the intended operation."
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