chkstat in SuSE Linux 9.0 through 10.0 allows local users to modify
permissions of files by creating a hardlink to a file from a
world-writable directory, which can cause the link count to drop to 1
when the file is deleted or replaced, which is then modified by
chkstat to use weaker permissions.
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