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data file can end up owned by root during `sudo -s` #1

FauxFaux opened this issue Sep 4, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Sep 4, 2019

The data file is rewritten as the "effective user", it should probably be "maintained".

When you switch back to your real user, you can now no-longer access the data file, sometimes. I don't have exact reproduction steps from memory.

Alternatively, we could "derive" the user from the home directory? Or ignore umasks on purpose? Almost certainly just "maintain" is better. Or detect root / euid, and then do some magic? Maybe we should ignore umasks and go ultra-private instead (like ~/.ssh).

@FauxFaux FauxFaux closed this in aa10b2f Sep 8, 2019

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