Bug 85175 - links followed outside home directory during user deletion
links followed outside home directory during user deletion
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-users (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
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Blocks: 79578 84358
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Reported: 2003-02-26 00:13 EST by Matt Whiteley
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-27 01:30:32 EST
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Description Matt Whiteley 2003-02-26 00:13:41 EST
Description of problem:
Symlinks are followed while removing the home directory in response to the
remove home directory question while removing a user with redhat-config-users.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create user
2. Create symlink to directory in path outside /home/$user
3. Remove user and select remove home directory
Actual results:
The symlink is followed and the directory outside the home directory is removed.

Expected results:
The symlink in the home directory is removed along with the directory leaving
the files in /$other/$path intact.

Additional info:
I was not sure if this was my fault or a bug but the consensus on
phoebe-list@redhat.com seemed to be towards bug.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-26 15:23:13 EST
Fixed in 1.1.5-7
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2003-02-27 01:30:32 EST
Fix confirmed for redhat-config-users-1.1.5-7.

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