automatic per-user temporary directories
Many programs use $TMPDIR for storing temporary files. Not
all of them are good at securing the permissions of those
files. libpam-tmpdir sets $TMPDIR and $TMP for PAM sessions
and sets the permissions quite tight. This helps system
security by having an extra layer of security, making such
symlink attacks and other /tmp based attacks harder or
This is pam_tmpdir, a module for (if needed) creating a secure
directory for users' temporary files and setting TMP and TMPDIR.
It is written by Tollef Fog Heen <email@example.com>, and you may use this
under the conditions of the GPL version 2, as noted in
<http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html>. I'd appreciate any bug
reports, patches, suggestions etc.
It is based on pam_env which in turn is based
PAM-TMPDIR-HELPER(8) pam-tmpdir PAM-TMPDIR-HELPER(8)
pam-tmpdir-helper - create safe temporary directory
<not invoked manually>
A helper binary for the pam_tmpdir module, pam-tmpdir-helper
is invoked to create a secure temporary directory for the
invoking user. It is quite simple and is called on behalf on
pam-tmpdir (0.08-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version with Steve's changes.
* Clean out some junk in debian/rules (mostly comments)
* Integrate with new libpam-runtime, thanks to Sam Morris for patch.
* Refer explicitly to GPLv2 in copyright file.
* Update to debhelper v7 (no changes but debian/compat needed)
* Update to policy version 3.8.2, no change
This package was debianized by Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> on
Wed, 30 May 2001 07:49:27 +020
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