how to identify the superuser in C
I am working on adding a high score list to a game written in C.
(It's already packaged.) The high score list will be 664 root:games
and the game binary will be sgid games --- nothing special here.
I want to dump and undump the list. Allowing everyone to undump
the list will lead to cheating or even security problems, so I want to
make sure that only the superuser may undump. Since the binary is
sgid, some check is necessary before trying to write the list.
The problem is that there is fakeroot. getuid() == 0 or
geteuid() == 0 is not enough. PAM is an overkill.
I think seteuid(0) == 0 is the best approach.
Oohara Yuuma <email@example.com>
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