I Created an Interesting Permission Problem.

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Wed Apr 16 11:13:47 PDT 2003

Martin McCormick wrote:
> Bill Moran writes:
>>You should really "reply all" to keep this on the mailing list.
> 	Good point.
>>Perhaps the default behaviour of one of the programs you used in the
>>script has changed.  It might help if you provided the script to the
> 	I can make it easier than that.  Let's say I am in one of the
> user directories that can't su to root.  To demonstrate the new
> behavior,
> $ ls >/tmp/testfile
> $ mv /tmp/testfile .
> mv: ./testfile: set owner/group (was: 1003/0): Operation not permitted
> That's all you need to make it happen.

I'm replying so you don't think I'm ignoring you ;)

I've spent some time playing with this and I can't reproduce it on my
machines.  I also don't have any more guesses (other than the setuid/gid
guess I made earlier)

I'll try to find more time to try things out today, but if you find the
solution, please post it so we all know what happened.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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