"If utimensat() is called with both times set to UTIME_NOW or one of them to
UTIME_NOW and the other to UTIME_OMIT, then it will update the file time
without any permission checking.
I don't think this can be used for anything other than a local DoS, but could
be quite bewildering at that (e.g. "Why was that large source tree rebuilt
when I didn't modify anything???")
This affects all kernels from 2.6.22, when the utimensat() syscall was
Fix by doing the same permission checking as for the "times == NULL" case."
thanks for the report, but please use "gentoo security" when filing security bugs.