[TUHS] Set-uid shell scripts
dave at horsfall.org
Sun Aug 4 17:36:44 AEST 2019
Is it just me, or did someone actually implement set-uid scripts? I've
proposed some silly things over the decades (my favourite is stty()
working on things other than terminals, and guess what, we got ioctl()
etc) but I have a vague recollection of this...
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.
ObAnecdote: Just about every Unix vendor went belly-up shortly after I
left them (under various circumstances), because the waste-of-space middle
managers simply did not appreciate the importance of having a Unix guru
on board if you're in the game of selling Unix boxen.
I'd happily name them, but I think the principals are still alive :-)
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