Subject: Re: UID and EUID in xBSD and Linux
To: Giles Lean <>
From: Rhialto <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/23/2004 14:23:22
On Sun 23 May 2004 at 11:14:07 +1000, Giles Lean wrote:
> b) replace the shell script with a small C program, in case the shell on
>    Linux is "helping" in some way

That would not surprise me, since there are shells that drop priviliges
when they themselves are installed SUID. This is apparently to defend
against somebody who makes a SUID root copy of the shell somewhere.

___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert
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