Subject: Re: Addition to force open to open only regular files
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/20/2000 16:46:37

> There is the problem with setreuid(), which can cause the "real" id
> is switched with effective id, so it's no longer possible to find
> out "real" real id. Some people think we should babysit
> broken suid programs which use the syscall.

Hmm, if someone writing programs and installing them setuid without
knowing what he is doing, no amount of babysitting could help them
(maybe apart from hindering them to type at a keyboard at all).

ws@TooLs.DE     Wolfgang Solfrank, TooLs GmbH 	+49-228-985800