[PD-dev] DesireData's ./configure
fbar at footils.org
Wed Nov 22 21:37:19 CET 2006
Mathieu Bouchard hat gesagt: // Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> * I removed the setuid feature because Pd isn't a proper setuid app, as
> it doesn't make any checks to prevent the user from abusing the access
> it gets. I don't see why anyone should use this feature. Login as root
> if you want to login as root.
Good idea: I would even suggest that this feature is dropped from
Miller's Pd as well (on Linux at least, I don't know other OSses
anymore) as there now are much better mechanisms to alleviate priority
than running as root, especially the PAM-rtlimits approach. I don't
run a setuid-root Pd binary for months now.
However I have believed that Pd *does* drop root priviledges after it
has changed its priority. Have I been fooled?
Frank Barknecht _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__
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