Re: SECURITY HOLE in namei.c ??

Aaron Ucko (
Sun, 01 Sep 1996 15:54:33 EDT

>From the Linux FAQ:
> Question 6.24. I've discovered a huge security hole in rm !

> No you haven't. You are obviously new to Unix and need to read a good
> book on it to find out how things work. Clue: ability to delete files
> under Unix depends on permission to write the directory they are in.

As for the EISDIR stuff, have you checked relevant standards documents?
I'm pretty sure that Linux's behavior is correct.

Aaron Ucko