That doesn't make any sense to me. I do not have a tmp folder anywhere outside the root. I cannot find the
/tmp folder supposedly outside the folder where my Drupal instance is located. Well, let me correct that. I found one, but placing the recommended
.htaccess file in it didn't solve the error message. It didn't seem to be the correct tmp directory. Maybe I don't fully understand where outside the root dir is at? Isn't it the directory above where the installation is at? Is it in the html folder, the sites folder, or above the html folder?
Will the instructions in http://drupal.org/SA-CORE-2013-003 work if I create a tmp folder in the html folder? Where exactly do I create the tmp directory?