Adrian Ho aho-lfs-discuss at
Sun Jul 15 17:48:03 PDT 2001

On Sun, Jul 15, 2001 at 08:58:55PM +0100, SamBC wrote:
> My understanding is that perl can emulate suid somehow - or when compiling
> you can tell it that suid perl scripts are secure (it takes your word for
> it, foolishly).

"man perlsec".  The "Security Bugs" section, in particular, explains why
setuid scripts aren't generally supported.

> Other things being suid-able or not is, I believe, a kernel setup option. At
> least, I recall seeing somewhere other than the perl setup script.

Haven't seen that option.

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