Re: SEVERE Problems in 2.5.12 at uid0 access

From: Bob_Tracy (
Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 12:06:02 EST wrote:
> server01:/var/log# ls -laF
> <snip>
> drwxr-s--- 2 mail adm 104 Mar 12 23:29 exim/
> <snip>
> server01:/var/log# ls -laF exim
> ls: exim/.: Permission denied
> ls: exim/..: Permission denied
> ls: exim/rejectlog: Permission denied
> ls: exim/mainlog: Permission denied
> total 0
> server01:/var/log# whoami
> root
> server01:/var/log# id
> uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)
> server01:/var/log#

Confirmed on a 2.5.11 system as well. Talk about your basic heart
attack! I'd just installed Postfix and found that I couldn't access
any of the directories under /var/spool/postfix. Fortunately (?),
I've got older kernels to fall back on, and that's one of the hazards
of running on the bleeding edge I reckon.

Oh yeah... ext2 filesystem. I think this bug is at least mostly
independent of the filesystem type.

Bob Tracy                   WTO + WIPO = DMCA?
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