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SubjectRe: Horribly Mistimed complaint about fs/open.c:chown_common()
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Followup to:  <slrn72cmj6.vn1.aba@sol.muenchen.pro-bahn.org>
By author: aba@muenchen.pro-bahn.org (Andreas Barth)
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> > In other variants of Unix, this test is not applied to directories, where
> > the setgid bit does not have the same security implications as it does for
> > files (rather it signals that BSD group ID behavior is to be used on new
> Yes, it does. Anyone who is allowed to create files in that directory can
> quite easily start a sgid-program to get membership of the group.
>

I think the comment it refers to is that chown() shouldn't kill the
2000 bit on the *directory*.

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