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bug #64476: TinyCC v0.9.27 - `tcc -o/dev/null` unlinks /dev/null when run as root

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Submitted:  Wed 26 Jul 2023 05:59:57 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
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Wed 26 Jul 2023 05:59:57 PM UTC, original submission:  

I am currently working on a setuid programme. My configure script passes '-o/dev/null' to compilers when it tests for features. Once I ran my configure script for TinyCC as root -- and it replaced /dev/null with a binary.

The behaviour is easy enough to reproduce:


$ tcc -v
tcc version 0.9.27 (x86_64 Linux)
$ ls -l /dev/null
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 1, 3 Jul 26 17:46 /dev/null
$ cat <<eof >foo.c
int main(void) { return 0; }
eof
$ sudo tcc -o/dev/null foo.c
$ ls -l /dev/null
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3128 Jul 26 17:49 /dev/null


Sure, in a way, that's technically correct, but still I think it'd be good if that were changed ;-).

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