[kismac] Re: suid off

  • From: Brad Knowles <brad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 21:33:02 +0200

At 2:30 PM -0400 2005-04-28, Brian wrote:

 Here's a better explanation than I can give on how SUID root scripts can
 go bad:

Yeah, Thomas has a pretty good article there.

 But I'm pretty sure I've been hearing the sentiment (SUID scripts
 are dangerous) for as long as I've been playing with Linux (2.0 kernel?)
 and BSDs (Freebsd 3.1?)

I've been hearing this since I started mucking about with shell scripts, over twenty years ago -- BSD 2.9.something running on a PDP 11/70.

Brad Knowles, <brad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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    -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
    Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755

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