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SubjectRe: Security question: "Text file busy" overwriting executables but
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Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com> said:
> On 5 Oct 2001, Eric W. Biederman wrote:

[...]

> > Currently checking to see if the file is executable looks good
> > enough.
>
> [ executable by the user in question, not just anybody ]
>
> Yes, I suspect it is.

Who is "user in question"? It is quite legal (if strange) to have a file
user A can modify, but not execute, while B can execute it.
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