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Re: Setuid



Ian Jackson writes:
> 
> I propose that we institute a stricter policy regarding setuid-root
> code.

Absolutely agreed.

> Some requirements I think might be useful, individually or in
> combination would be:
> 
> * Code must have been written with the intent that it would be setuid.

Definitely.

> * Code must be reasonably widely-used in the world at large.

Wait a moment. That would mean we cannot include a new piece of software
that is written to be setuid just because no one used it before.

> * Code must be reviewed (possible alternative to widespread use?)

Not a bad idea.

> * Approval required by a security-conscious person that conditions
> have been met.

Almost the same as above, isn't it?

Michael

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