In svgalib-1.3.0-3 (RH 5.2 updates) utilities
/usr/bin/savetextmode and /usr/bin/textmode use
/tmp/textregs and /tmp/fontdata . This is bad for two
1) tmpwatch would remove those files after 10 days. If the
system is screwed up after that, you are no longer able to
use textmode to recover
2) If some malicious local user created some bogus
/tmp/textregs and /tmp/fontdata after tmpwatch have removed
the ones that were generated by savetextmode and
administrator would run textmode, something bad may happen.
1) The files will still be kept in /tmp in lieu of having another
place to put them. It seems that /tmp is the most likely place.
2) this has been fixed.
------- Additional Comments From 03/24/99 17:29 -------
1) After reading FSSTND 1.2 I've got an impression that the most
appropriate place for those files would be something like
agreed. This has been changed as of svgalib-1.3.1-4 so that the
temporary files reside in /var/lib/svgalib.