IMAP-UW Security question

Frank Steinborn frank at
Tue Dec 13 19:51:07 PST 2005

Jose Borquez wrote:
>      This port has installed the following binaries which execute with
>      increased privileges.
> /usr/local/libexec/mlock
> What can I do to minimize this security risk?  Do I create an mlock user?

In fact, every port that installs a suid-binary will show this warning.
Creating a user won't help, mlock will run as root (that is what it's
about). Just keep the port up-to-date and it's ok.


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