Re: setuid/setgid binaries contained in the Debian repository.
I demand that Herbert Xu may or may not have written...
> Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> wrote:
>> nethack is the only game which comes to mind which does this, and I think
>> it should probably be changed to keep the saved game in the user's home
>> directory. This was clearly done in order to try to prevent cheating, but
>> again, these days the player has root anyway.
> If the player has root then why are discussing the possibility of the
> player cracking into the games group?
The machine could be running a network game server which is setgid games,
though it could equally well have its own uid and be run setuid.
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