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Bug#555979: debian-policy: Symlinks pointing beyond the root of the file system

Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist

Lintian has a tag:

Tag: symlink-has-too-many-up-segments
Severity: serious
Certainty: certain
Ref: policy 10.5
Info: The symlink references a directory beyond the root directory "/".

for symlinks that contain so many ../ segments that they traverse above
the root of the file system.  This tag is currently used by ftpmaster to
reject uploads, but this behavior is not explicitly prohibited by Policy
(although it violates both shoulds in 10.5).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-686-bigmem (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

debian-policy depends on no packages.

debian-policy recommends no packages.

Versions of packages debian-policy suggests:
ii  doc-base                      0.9.5      utilities to manage online documen

-- no debconf information

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