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SubjectRe: FS possible security exposure ?
Previously regatta wrote:
> but if you think about it, how could the system allow the user to
> modify a file that he don't own it and he don't have write privilege
> on the file just because he has write in the parent directory ?

As Arjan explained you are not modifying the file. vim just removes it
and replaces it with a new one.

> Maybe I'm wrong, but is this normal ? please let me know

It is, ans solaris does the same thing.

> BTW: is there any document, article or any page about this so I can
> show it to my boss :)

Any decent posix/unix manual should do.


Wichert Akkerman <> It is simple to make things. It is hard to make things simple.
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