cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_descrip.c
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jul 15 13:40:00 PDT 2004
On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> Thanks for clarification, but why actually do we care so much here about
> real uid?
Because many resource limits are relative to the real uid, not the
effective uid. In particular, to prevent things like setuid apps (lpr,
etc) from gaining the resources of root, and run instead with the
resources of the user who ran the app.
Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research
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