Re: RedHat Question

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 13:45:37 -0700
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On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Niall Litchfield <> wrote:

> Isn't this for both security and space management (quota) issues.

Allowing users to chown their files is definitely a security issue.

Imagine if you could write a script, then 'chown root', and run it with root privileges?

Re the quota issues, I hadn't thought of that one, but users could easily bypass
quotas limits with chown.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

Received on Wed May 07 2008 - 15:45:37 CDT

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