Subject: Re: Removing dm(1)
To: Scott Reynolds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
Date: 11/18/1997 12:17:11
On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Scott Reynolds wrote:
> > The security issue is worth looking at - would it be easier to just make
> > the games that need to do this setuid games, and remove dm, so that
> > games that aren't playing with score lists are safer?
> easier? probably not much, as many of them still need a security sweep
Why does a non-suid program need a security sweep anyway?
> there is at least one security issue existing in the current code. i
> invite y'all to come up with an alternative to running dm(8) setuid,
> but retain its function.
I understand that you have already come up with such a scheme; why
don't you spell it out? Or are you trying to protract this
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