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    SubjectRe: [masq] 1st virus in Linux :( (fwd)
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    > On Fri, 7 Feb 1997, Neil Moore wrote:
    >
    > > > On Fri, 7 Feb 1997 tyson@rwii.com wrote:
    > > > I don't agree. Doom has a known bug which allows any user on your system
    > > > to get root if doom is installed setuid root. Every Linux distribution
    > > > I've ever used installs Doom setuid root, and RedHat has only recently
    > > > released a patch to correct this. (The patch doesn't fix doom, just
    > > > removes the setuid bit.)
    > >
    > > Why not just delete it?
    >
    > Doom is actually one of two programs: xdoom or sdoom. I think there is
    > also a framebuffer version of xdoom. (That's the case in quake) sdoom
    > uses svgalib and requires that suid root is set. xdoom works w/o suid.
    > svgalib sucks anyway...

    I meant, "Why not delete the executable you would be removing
    suid from?" I meant sdoom here, as (hopefully) no one installs
    xdoom suid root anyway.

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    -Neil Moore http://www.sfhs.floyd.k12.ky.us/~amethyst/
    (finger amethyst@valjean.sfhs.floyd.k12.ky.us for my Geek Code)

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