Re: svgalib and SUID
On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 09:35:37AM -0500, Steaphan Greene wrote:
> -If this program must be SUID root, how do I "register" it so it is
> known to be kosher with the system (I have seen conflicting docs on
> this one, so I am not sure).
Hmm. Normally, you just include it in the package with the suid bit
set, and the admin can use dpkg-statoverride to change it. If the
program is useful even without suid, then I suggest shipping it without.
However, has anyone reviewed this program for security? A new suid root
program should be looked at by several pairs of eyes. And even then it's
not a good idea :-)
Will write free software for money.