LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-13-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
jrdioko
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Distribution: Debian 6.0.2 (squeeze)
Posts: 944

Rep: Reputation: 30
Risks of setuid root on gpg


When running gpg as a normal user, I received a warning that insecure memory was being used, and was directed to a FAQ that tells me to change the binary to setuid root. I know it's a trusted program that will drop root as soon as possible, but I just wanted to double-check and ask if there are any security risks involved with doing this. I'm very hesitant to set anything setuid root. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 07:10 AM   #2
slantoflight
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Smoothwall
Posts: 283
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 35
Well I guess the worst case scenario would be that the program does'nt release root and hacker finds some way to exploit it and use your computer to crash the internet. But other than that unlikely possibility, everythings fine.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sorry, sudo must be setuid root kurtdriver Fedora 6 10-22-2008 07:47 PM
How to setuid root abridge Linux - Newbie 4 04-06-2005 03:59 PM
Userhelper must be setuid root leroux Linux - Newbie 9 03-10-2005 01:42 AM
Bash script to email setuid root files deoren LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories 1 01-30-2005 09:56 AM
smbmnt - setuid root harperonline Linux - General 1 11-16-2003 05:15 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration