Bug 62623 - Wrong redirection in mkinitrd could destroy file
Wrong redirection in mkinitrd could destroy file
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 61590
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Reported: 2002-04-03 01:47 EST by vvs
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-04 22:45:12 EST
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Description vvs 2002-04-03 01:47:04 EST
Description of Problem:

mkinitrd script contains redirections like >2 in several places, which could
destroy file with the same name in the current directory

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mkinitrd
2. look for file with name 2 in the current directory

Actual Results:

File with name 2 was created

Expected Results:

This file should not be created

Additional Information:
It should be >&2 instead. I suppose you have already found that, but just in
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-04 22:45:07 EST
Fixed in mkinitrd-3.3.7-1 and newer

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