[TUHS] Set-uid shell scripts

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Sun Aug 4 17:46:17 AEST 2019

Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

> Is it just me, or did someone actually implement set-uid scripts?

I think it worked in the early Unixen (V7, 4.1 time frame, more or less
by accident) but after that the implications were recognized and only
compiled binaries could be run setuid.

> 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.

It's not just Unix vendors. It's software (and hardware) companies
in general.


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