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Re: Bug#537492: menu: Binary without execution bits.

Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> (19/07/2009):
> Actually this file is not used, euidaccess() from the GNU libc is
> used.

OK, I looked really quickly and I hope you would step in. :)

> It calls in turn access() which is mapped to the syscall. And here
> comes the portability issue:
> | If the calling process has appropriate privileges (i.e., is 
> | superuser), POSIX.1-2001 permits implementation to indicate success 
> | for an X_OK check even if none of the execute file permission bits
> | are set.  Linux does not do this.
> OTOH POSIX 2008 says:
> | New implementations are discouraged from returning X_OK unless at least
> | one execution permission bit is set.
> Maybe we should fix that in our glibc?

I think it'd be welcome.


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