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RE: Package Manager Denies Permission to Install



On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 11:36 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> That stuff affects setuid, i.e. where you're giving out blanket
> permission to *anyone* to run code as root.

Right.

> What we're talking about in this thread is somebody who knows the root
> password logging in as root on their own machine and running the
> entire session as root. Quite a different scenario from a security
> perspective.

Sure, but my point if that GTK code is untrusted, and just not designed
to be run with elevated privileges. A buffer-overflow is an easy exploit
if the code is running as uid 0, whether running as setuid or as root.

Point taken tho.

Richard.



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