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Re: lynx-dev Re: who owns what

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: who owns what
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 11:24:33 +0400 (MSD)

>> how can the Enemy place a link in  ~/purslow ?  i own it.
>> maybe in  /tmp , if the link is to a file under  ~/purslow ,
>> but that's never going to be the case with  .lynxrc .

> Enemy can't; the problem is that Lynx is using the same function to
> check the safety of writing the .lynxrc as for writing a temp file.
> Compounded by some weirdness of your system that makes the test fail
> even though the directories and links appear to be properly protected.

> However, when you disable ther checking code you are also disabling it
> for times when Lynx *is* trying to write to /tmp; you're opening
> yourself to the previously discussed problems.

Probably we need a different routines for opening /tmp files
and for bookmark/cookies/.lynxrc files
(which usually in home dir, we can also check it explicitely for ~)


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