Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: "Grégoire Welraeds" <gregoire.welraeds@××××××××.be>
To: Alerts <alerts@×××××××××××××.com>
Cc: gentoo-security List <gentoo-security@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] Changes to traceroute in newest release
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:58:56
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] Changes to traceroute in newest release by Alerts
Alerts wrote:

> We have to remember why setuid exists in the > first place. It actually enhances security by discouraging the > widely lamented practice of spending too much time as root.
So is sudo. Unfortunatly, setuid actually failed to enhance security. -- Grégoire Welraeds Unix System Engineer d'Ieteren SA Tel: +32-2-536.56.73 Fax: +32-2-538.99.57 Rue du Mail 50 B-1050 Brussels DISCLAIMER: The content of this e-mail message does not constitute a commitment of S.A. D'Ieteren N.V. This e-mail and any attachments thereto may contain information which is confidential and/or protected by intellectual property rights and are intended for the intended recipient only. Any use of the nformation contained herein ( including, but not limited to, total or partial reproduction, communication or distribution in any form ) by persons other than the designated recipient(s) is prohibited. If an addressing or transmission error has misdirected this e-mail, please notify the author, either by telephone or by e-mail and delete the material from any computer. -- gentoo-security@g.o mailing list