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From: arnold@skeeve.com
To: tuhs@tuhs.org, dave@horsfall.org
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Set-uid shell scripts
Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 01:46:17 -0600
Message-ID: <201908040746.x747kHsu004735@freefriends.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.21.9999.1908041714460.38830@aneurin.horsfall.org>

Dave Horsfall <dave@horsfall.org> wrote:

> Is it just me, or did someone actually implement set-uid scripts?

I think it worked in the early Unixen (V7, 4.1 time frame, more or less
by accident) but after that the implications were recognized and only
compiled binaries could be run setuid.

> The trouble is, I've worked with dozens of Unix-based vendors over the 
> years (some good, some not so much) and so I've lost track of all the 
> stupidity that I've seen.

It's not just Unix vendors. It's software (and hardware) companies
in general.

Arnold

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Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-04  7:36 Dave Horsfall
2019-08-04  7:43 ` Alec Muffett
2019-08-04 15:58   ` jnc
2019-08-04 16:30     ` Michael Kjörling
2019-08-04 16:48       ` Alec Muffett
2019-08-04 17:48         ` Michael Kjörling
2019-08-04 19:45           ` Alec Muffett
2019-08-04 16:50     ` Rico Pajarola
2019-08-04  7:46 ` arnold [this message]
2019-08-04 20:18 jnc
2019-08-04 20:29 ` Clem Cole
2019-08-04 20:42   ` Richard Salz
2019-08-04 23:58 ` Dave Horsfall
2019-08-04 21:18 Norman Wilson
2019-08-04 21:27 Norman Wilson
2019-08-06  8:28 ` jason-tuhs
2019-08-06  9:55   ` arnold
2019-08-06 22:48   ` Dave Horsfall
2019-08-06 22:56     ` ron minnich
2019-08-07  1:21     ` Dave Horsfall
     [not found]       ` <40c92e85142fe7e3@orthanc.ca>
2019-08-07 21:33         ` Dave Horsfall
2019-08-08  6:39           ` Peter Jeremy
2019-08-07 12:56     ` Chet Ramey
2019-08-07 21:40       ` Dave Horsfall
2019-08-08  5:16         ` Adam Thornton
2019-08-14  5:41           ` Efton Collins
2019-08-05  0:13 jnc

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