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From "Imran Ghory (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HARMONY-4663) File.createTempFile() is insecure
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2007 22:16:30 GMT
File.createTempFile() is insecure

                 Key: HARMONY-4663
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-4663
             Project: Harmony
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Classlib
            Reporter: Imran Ghory

createTempFile() generates  a random file name by calling   genTempFile(prefix, newSuffix,
tmpDirFile), however that function generates it's randomness by calling new java.util.Random().nextInt();
which creates a Random() object seeded with the current time. This makes it predictable and
thus insecure[1].

[1] See section " Temporary Files" at  http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/Secure-Programs-HOWTO.html

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