RE: Use of suidmanager
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On Tue, 24 Jun 1997, Michael Meskes wrote:
> But I still don't see the reason for non-setuid programs listed there
> by default. Does that mean 'You can make this program suid, but we
> prefer it to be not-suid.'?
More of the line that the program may be useful SUID (like build and
debpkg) are, but setting them as such may or may not be a security hole
depending on who has permissions for that group. I have build and debmake
suid to group staff, so everyone in group staff on my box can build debian
packages (they also have access to sudo). However, you may not want that
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