Bug#332425: vim drops ACLs

Thomas Dickey dickey at radix.net
Fri Oct 7 19:54:04 UTC 2005

On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 02:50:09PM +0200, Pierre THIERRY wrote:
> Package: vim
> Version: 1:6.3-086+1
> Severity: grave
> Tags: security
> Justification: user security hole
> This is a bug I can't reproduce everytime. For now, I have a situation
> where I can reproduce it, but it happened quite some times before, where
> I couldn't reproduce the problem.
> When I edit a file with ACLs and save it (:w), the ACLs are lost. The
> bug doesn't show up whit vim -u NONE -U NONE.

iirc, vim has settings that control whether it writes to the original
file, or makes a copy.  In the latter case, one would expect to find the
missing ACLs.

Thomas E. Dickey
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