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SubjectRe: [masq] 1st virus in Linux :( (fwd)
In article <>
Nathan Bryant <> wrote:
>> > > On Fri, 7 Feb 1997 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

>Unfortunately there is no DGA version of Doom. (Doom was released long
>before DGA became available.) It would be nice if X servers other than
>XFree86 supported DGA, too. :(

At least according to a thread on c.o.l.d.s, DGA requires setuid root
as well (or, quake suggests "chmod 666 /dev/mem" - erm...). Also DGA
programs are responsible for dropping permissions themselves (SVGAlib
does it for you).

On that basis I'd say DGA looks worse for security than SVGAlib :-(


Ray Auchterlounie <>
"Forty Two! Is that all you've got to show for
seven and a half million years' work?"

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