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SubjectRe: odd chown difference between 2.0 and 2.1pre kernels
> > Race condition if you can figure out what root is doing -- just setuid
> > between time root examines files and chown.

Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
> If you can edit a file root is planning to setuid root then there are
> bigger problems anyway

Since when should chown root mean setuid root?

> > Alternatively, security bug if chown is used in a script written under
> > 2.0 (which relies on the current behavior).
>
> Name one.

Hmm... I was envisioning making root owner on files when a user
is being removed from system.

--
Raul

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