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Re: rxvt and utmp

On Wed, 5 Mar 1997, David van Leeuwen wrote:

: I noticed that in Debian rxvt (a version of xterm not consuming 1.5 MB)
: updates /var/run/utmp by setuid root. Wouldn't it be safer to have
: 	addgroup utmp
: 	chgrp utmp /usr/bin/rxvt /var/run/utmp
: 	chmod g+s /usr/bin/rxvt
: 	chmod g+w /var/run/utmp

rxvt and xterm chown /dev/tty?? to the user that runs it, therefore,
it's suid root.


Vadim Vygonets   vadik@cs.huji.ac.il   Sysadmin? Me?! Naah...
I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a binary tree.

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