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SubjectRe: Proposed change to setre[ug]id()
"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>There are two problems; one is the one you pointed out, and the other is
>programs which drop the setuid bits, thinking they are then secure, and
>then start doing unsafe things like using gets() and statically-sized
>buffers on the stack.

Hmmm..., indeed, and then construct a setuid() system call.
Well, in that light, the current code looks just fine as it is.
Stephen R. van den Berg (AKA BuGless).
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