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    Re: Dangers of SUID Shell Scripts (Score: 3, Interesting)
    by Anonymous on Friday, June 01 @ 15:50:32 BST

    What is the policie for that ?

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    Re: Dangers of SUID Shell Scripts (Score: 5, Insighful)
    by takin on Saturday, June 02 @ 23:37:57 BST
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    I can’t comment on Debian SUID programs specifically, but SUID program are always targets… The same exploits that affect a SUID shell script can affect a SUID program. SUID script make it easier because you can see the script and because on many systems you just can’t make SUID scripts secure. However, IFS, PATH, user input, temp files, etc… can all be problems in SUID programs. SUID program also have the additional concerns of buffer overflows…

    Any program that is run SUID should be carefully written and evaluated. As part of hardening my systems, I go through and remove the SUID bit on all binaries that I don’t use just to eliminate the potention for a vulnerability…

    See Matt Bishops site for information on how to write or review a SUID program….


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