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    Re: Dangers of SUID Shell Scripts (Score: 0, Flamebait)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, June 02 @ 03:04:41 BST

    I beg to differ.

    Sudo is a really complex beast, when used to its full power.

    Have you actually read (and understood) the whole sudo

    manpage? And the flip side of the same coin is, it requires

    you to manage all the details. (Exactly which users can

    run exactly which programs with exactly which options.)

    You have to change the configuration whenever

    the smallest detail changes. Which means lots of boring

    editing, which means mistakes, which means insecurity.

    I also hate the way sudo locks one into changing

    the config file with visudo, and how inflexible it is

    about the location of the config file. For instance,

    I like to replace any config files in /etc that I change

    from distro defaults by a link into /usr/local/etc, just

    in case I have to reinstall from scratch someday.

    No go with sudo. But that is off-topic, sorry.

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