Subject: Re: Thought for the day...
To: Gandhi woulda smacked you <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 04/17/1999 11:37:18
[ On Friday, April 16, 1999 at 01:22:08 (-0700), Gandhi woulda smacked you wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Thought for the day...
> I just thought that not needing to fiddle with fork/exec in order
> to achieve secure setid would be more elegant.
Well, I always thought the fork() and exec() of a set-id binary was kind
of elegant solution to the problem! ;-) You start a new program and
get new privileges all at the same time, while the system gets at least
some assurance that the new program is safe to run.
Greg A. Woods
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