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Re: Possible mass bug filing: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages

Brian May wrote:
> Ivan Jager wrote:
>> qemu-make-debian-root will continue running even if mkdir failed.
> Dmitry said the script has -e set - if so the script will not continue
> running if mkdir failed (unless it somehow overrides the -e check, e.g.
> mkdir /tmp/file || true).

You must take care to sub shell, too. For example, try to type this in bash:
( set -e ; ( false ) ; echo ok )
You will see the 'ok'...
Situation can be more complex (function called from a sub shell, ...)


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