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    SubjectRe: odd chown difference between 2.0 and 2.1pre kernels
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    > On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 15:40:02 +0000 (GMT), alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
    > (Alan Cox) said:
    >
    > >> In message <19990109215152.C32046@kitenet.net>, Joey Hess writes:
    >
    > >> GAK!!! Security flaw here, methinks. chown should unconditionally clear
    > >> setuid and setgid.
    >
    > > Except when done by root
    >
    > Is there any consensus on this? According to singleunix, suid and
    > sgid on regular files get cleared unconditionally except when the
    > caller has "appropriate privileges", but in that case the behaviour is
    > implementation-defined. What do other unixen do in this case?

    Everything I tested does the same thing (even Irix for once). They all
    don't drop them as root.

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