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On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 11:54:07AM +0000, David Laight wrote:
 > The problem with caching the path is that it might contain symlinks
 > that the user can change - which means that it isn't save to use
 > $ORIGIN in suid binaries.
 > Whereas the kernel has vnode of the directory where the file has found,
 > so should be able to refcount it. An open relative to that vnode is
 > safe (and fast) even for suid programs.

Unfortunately, the ELF $ORIGIN doesn't work that way.

David A. Holland

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