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Re: Xterm suid?



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On Sun, 31 Aug 1997, Remco Blaakmeer wrote:

> I noticed xterm is suid root. Why is this? Nothing seems to go wrong when
> I run it (not suid) as an ordinary user. BTW, rxvt is not suid so I
> figured "what does xterm need to do as root that rxvt doesn't do?" 

Modify utmp/wtmp.

- -- 
                     |    If you will practice being fictional for a while,
   Scott K. Ellis    |            you will understand that fictional
   storm@gate.net    |          characters are sometimes more real than
                     |            people with bodies and heartbeats.
                     |                       -- Illusions

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