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Re: Dependency reciprocity : real world problem with httpd and httpd-suexec



On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 01:57:37PM -0700, Steve G wrote:
> >The problem is that during the transaction, httpd-suexec (which got pulled 
> >in as a dependency) got installed first, outputting the message "apache 
> >group doesn't exist, using root"... BAD!
> 
> Really bad. I would think this bug needs fast attention. If you download a
> package from a 3rd party that has buffer overflows and is setgid, you now have a
> buggy program with buffer overflows running as root. Any setgid installation that
> fails should never revert to root, it should fail immediately and let the admin
> take care of it.

Not sure about that - it should certainly not set the setuid bit, but its 
probably easier for the admin if it still installs it.

> Was this filed in bugzilla?

Ditto Q: and bug id ?



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