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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:34:30 +1100 (EST)
From: Dave Horsfall <>
To: OSS Security <>
Subject: Re: Abusing TZ for fun (and little profit)

On Thu, 16 Oct 2014, Jakub Wilk wrote:

> $ TZ=$PWD/tz sudo -u root strace -e read date

Perhaps I've missed something here, but surely if you have "sudo" 
privileges then you can read the file for yourself?  And if you're trying 
to trace a set-uid program then it won't work anyway?  Neither my Mac nor 
my FreeBSD box have "strace", and my Penguin is dead, so I cannot verify 

Dave Horsfall (VK2KFU)

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