Réf. : restrict write access to a directory

steve.bernier at desjardins.com steve.bernier at desjardins.com
Tue Jun 26 14:56:27 EDT 2001

Don't do that.

The user could:

sudo /usr/bin/vi /home/jack/tc_config/../../../etc/passwd.

or he could edit a new file while in vi itself (:e /etc/passwd).

vi should never be allowed in sudo (:! let the user execute a command, etc), unless you create a personnalized vi (ie recompile).


"bee cee" <beecee101 at hotmail.com>@courtesan.com on 2001-06-26 08:37:58

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Objet :   restrict write access to a directory


How can I restrict edit (vi access) to files in a particular directory for
a user.

Is this correct..

tempuser        devhost=(root) /usr/bin/vi /home/jack/tc_config/*

I am unable to test this, since this one is a production box and am
not sure if this entry will screw up anything.

Appreciate your help in advance.

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