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Re: Xterm suid?

"Scott K. Ellis" <storm@gate.net> writes:

> 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.

No, safe pty allocation.


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