SUID to cdrecord and cdrdao

Krzysztof Halasa khc at
Tue May 22 20:45:51 UTC 2007

Leszek Matok <Lam at> writes:

> Oh, and I remember a time when setuid really made things worse, because
> with it, cdrecord failed to start due to some bug. But that bug was
> fixed somewhere in FC5-updates IIRC. No offense, but your claim that
> suid makes things worse is, in my opinion, FUD.

Suid and especially root suid is a sensitive thing, you don't chmod
random files suid root and you don't let random users' random programs
talk directly to the hardware (which is exactly what cdrecord does).
Krzysztof Halasa

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