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Re: Bug#71237: cdparanoia: cannot use cdparanoia 'out of the box' as a non-root user.

On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 07:48:14AM -0400, Dale E. Martin wrote:

> I can see how you arrived at the solution that you did now though.  So
> far, you're the only person that's sent me email advocating SUID root.
> Would documenting that as a solution, and describing how to do it in
> Readme.Debian, along with the other approaches/problems be sufficient in
> your opinion?

In general, it is a bad idea to set the setuid bit on programs that were not
designed to be so.  Most programs written for use without elevated privileges
contain bugs and potential security holes that could lead to problems if they
are made setuid.

I would not recommend this method as a solution to Debian users.

 - mdz

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