fileutils 4.1

Jamie Bennett jamie_bennett at pcpmicro.co.uk
Fri May 17 07:30:40 PDT 2002


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ian Molton [mailto:spyro at armlinux.org]
>Sent: 17 May 2002 14:47
>To: lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
>Subject: Re: fileutils 4.1
>
>
>On Fri, 17 May 2002 15:52:20 +0200
>"I. Schrey" <schrey at juwimm.de> wrote:
>
>> 
>> > Hm. well, how serious is the fileutils bug?
>> 
>> <quote>
>> Race condition in various utilities from fileutils GNU package may
>> cause root user to delete the whole filesystem.
>> </quote>
>
>how, though? do they have to rm -rf / ?
>
>it sounds sorta erious not to be patched...

Matthias already explained this here.

Jamie Bennett
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