Mitigate Baron SameEdit (CVE-2021-3156) vulnerability

rhel 6
tmpfile weakness #16


Weakness Breakdown


A temporary file weakness occurs when a temporary file that is created and used by a high-privilege process is accidentally shared with a low-privilege process, on account of it being temporary and generated after all security controls have been applied. This allows the low-privilege process to read data from the high-privilege process (information leakage), or worse, influence the high-privilege process by modifying the shared temporary file.

Warning code(s):

Temporary file race condition.

File Name:



The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 tmpfile weakness.

 #define fdopen		_fdopen
#define read		_read
#define open		_open
#ifndef close
#define close		_close
#define write		_write
#define strdup		_strdup
#define stat		_stat		/*struct stat from  <sys/stat.h> */
#define fstat		_fstat
#define unlink		_unlink
 * punt on fchmod on Windows
#define fchmod(x,y)	{}
#define lseek		_lseek
#define pipe		_pipe
#define dup2		_dup2
 * scale, unix sleep is seconds, Windows Sleep is msec
#define sleep(x)	Sleep((unsigned)(x) * 1000)
#define fileno		_fileno
#define isatty		_isatty
#define mktemp		_mktemp
#define getpid		_getpid
#define timegm		_mkgmtime

typedef int pid_t;		/* PID is an int */
typedef int ssize_t;		/* ssize is an int */
typedef __int32 int32_t;	/* define a typedef for int32_t */
#define HAVE_INT32_T   1

 * Map the stream to the file number
#define STDOUT_FILENO	_fileno(stdout)
#define STDERR_FILENO	_fileno(stderr)

 * To minimize Windows-specific changes to the rest of the NTP code,
 * particularly reference clocks, ntp_stdlib.h will
 * #define strerror(e) ntp_strerror(e)
 * to deal with our mixture of C runtime (open, write) and Windows
 * (sockets, serial ports) error codes.  This is an ugly hack because
 * both use the lowest values differently, but particularly for ntpd,
 * it's not a problem.

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