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Re: /proc filesystem allows bypassing directory permissions on

On Tue, 3 Nov 2009, Martin Rex wrote:

> I couldn't find anything in the the POSIX 1003.1-2004 Online Edition
> that _requires_ this to fail:

It is required to do nothing:

    Set the file status flags, defined in <fcntl.h>, for the file 
description associated with fildes from the corresponding bits in the 
third argument, arg, taken as type int. Bits corresponding to the file 
access mode and the file creation flags, as defined in <fcntl.h>, that are 
set in arg shall be ignored. If any bits in arg other than those mentioned 
here are changed by the application, the result is unspecified.

(And curmode &= ~O_RDONLY is not correct, see the rationale for 

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