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Linux permissions - how would someone outside the server write to a writeable file?

Last Modified: 2012-08-17
Let's say I've got a Linux-based server running Apache, and I have a file in the webroot of the site foobar.com called "monkeybutt.txt" with permissions set to 777.

So monkeybutt.txt is world-writeable. But how would someone without SSH/FTP/etc. access to the server actually write to it?
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