Photo ID race condition
aphex at nullify.org
Mon May 27 19:54:02 CEST 2002
There is a (non-security) race condition in the photo ID code under
Windows. If the user has a slow loading image viewer (ie. Mozilla), GnuPG could
delete the temp file before the viewer finishes initializing. I can think of a
number of solutions:
1. Wait for the viewer to exit before returning to GnuPG.
2. Insert a delay between exec_read() and exec_finish(). Then again, on a slow
system with little RAM, how much is enough?
3. Delay deleting the temp files until GnuPG exits.
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