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Date:	Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:11:41 +0100
From:	Pavel Machek <>
To:	Trond Myklebust <>
Cc:	Jan Kara <>, "J. Bruce Fields" <>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <>,
	kernel list <>,,,
Subject: Re: symlinks with permissions

On Mon 2009-10-26 14:22:16, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-10-25 at 10:36 +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Well, it is unexpected and mild security hole.
> > 
> > Part of the problem is that even  if you have read-only
> > filedescriptor, you can upgrade it to read-write, even if path is
> > inaccessible to you.
> > 
> > So if someone passes you read-only filedescriptor, you can still write
> > to it.
> If someone passes you a file descriptor, can't you in any case play
> games with, openat(fd,"",O_RDWR), in order to achieve the same thing? I
> must admit I haven't tried it yet, but at a first glance I can't see
> anything that prevents me from doing this...

According to my documentation, openat needs directory fd.
(cesky, pictures)
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