Subject: Re: changing default user from bin:bin to root:wheel
To: Bruce Barnett <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-security
Date: 02/20/1998 11:34:32
On Fri, 20 Feb 1998, Bruce Barnett wrote:

> I have seen some people install files 6711 instead of 4711...

Yes. And people might also install files 665 instead of 655, in
which case you've just given any user using NFS the ability to turn
that program into a trojan horse that will compromise the account
of any user that runs it.


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