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    Alan Cox writes ("Re: strace security <feature>"):
    > > It is possible for an ordinary user to use `strace` (which by default
    > > runs SUID-root), to copy a password file to /etc.
    >
    > strace is not meant to be installed setuid root.

    That's not entirely true - see the 'setuid installation' section of
    the manpage. If you've ever needed to trace a setuid program, it's
    obvious why this feature exists. The manpage does give a clear
    explanation of the security implications, so the 'bug' is still an
    installation error.

    Peter

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