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    SubjectRe: caps in elf headers: use the sticky bit!
       Date: 	Sat, 17 Apr 1999 16:11:56 +0200
    From: Pavel Machek <>

    It is not a showstopper. Your capabilities do NOT prevent you from
    trojan horses. If you run program with uid=0, it does not need any
    special privileges to screw you up. [Hint: who is owner of /etc/passwd?]

    Then don't run programs setuid root! This is why using setuid root as
    the method for marking that a file has capabilities is a complete
    non-starter, as we have discussed before.

    - Ted

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