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I've written a program that first creates a new namespace using PCTL. When I
start this program from the directory '/usr/os/' the name space for the
process
becomes '/' where '/' refers to '/usr/os/'

There is also a directory '/usr/bogey/' on my system which contains the file
'foo'.

Trying 'open /usr/bogey/foo' fails, as expected but to my surprise:

 'open /../bogey/foo' succeeds.

Can anyone comment on this in relation with security?


Daniel van Os

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