Re: FHS compliance and UNIX sockets
On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 06:58:11PM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Matt" == Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Matt> /dev/log and /tmp/.X11-unix, at least, must at least be
> Matt> replaced by symlinks, as statically linked software will
> Matt> look for them there, including many chrooted daemon
> Matt> programs.
> Do these programs (that access /tmp/.X11-unix) really accept
> (if they do then that is a potential security bug - the sym-link could
> point anywhere)
How is that different from the current situation? Anyone could create
/tmp/.X11-unix, since /tmp is world-writable. In the case of /dev/log, only
root could create a symlink there.