Subject: chroot: why super-user only?
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/23/2003 16:42:27
Does chroot(2) require super-user privileges so that you cannot fool a
setuid program such as passwd into reading or writing a different file
than /etc/passwd ? Is there any other reason?

Put another way, under what conditions is it safe for a non-root user
to chroot(2)?


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