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Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 16:10:24 +0200
From: Jakub Wilk <>
Subject: Re: accountsservice: insufficient path check in

* Matthias Gerstner <>, 2018-07-02, 14:21:
>I think the easiest way to fix this is to normalize the user supplied 
>filename e.g. using realpath()

Using realpath(3) for access control is almost always a mistake: this 
function expands symlinks, including attacker-controlled symlinks.

You patch uses g_file_get_path(), which AFIACT doesn't use any 
filesystem I/O for canonicalisation, so that should be fine.

Jakub Wilk

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