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Re: Can shell-script be setuid ?

On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 01:51:03PM -0400, William T Wilson wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, Alex V. Toropov wrote:
> > Can I make a shell script setuid ?
> No.  Linux doesn't support this since it is insecure.  It works with perl
> scripts only, because Perl does some extra checks and explicit handling to
> make it work.

Also, doesn't perl use a special suid binary to run these scripts,
because as far as the kernel is concerned it just hands it to
/usr/bin/perl non-suid. Perl detects that the script is suid, and does
the security handling and restarts suid with that binary.

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