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SubjectRe: Conditional SymLinks
On Fri, 12 Dec 1997, Pavel Machek wrote:

> Also: Be careful. This could introduce *NASTY* security
> holes. Imagine:
>
> HOME=/etc telnet localhost
>
> Then in.telnetd has good chance of using /etc/tmp as its temporary
> directory. BAD.

You don't have write access to /etc/tmp.
About in.telnetd I don't know much, except that it's
environment isn't inherited from the telnet client
program, which can't write in /etc/tmp...

So either your telnetsession will use your own tmp/,
or it will try to write in /etc (which will fail).

Rik.
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