3.4 SetUID issues (correction)

Benjamin Kaduk kaduk at MIT.EDU
Sun Dec 4 07:40:37 UTC 2011

On Sun, 4 Dec 2011, Manolis Kiagias wrote:

> On 4/12/2011 12:47 πμ, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Steve Craver<scraver at gsd-usa.com>  wrote:
>>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/developers-handbook/secure-setuid.html
>>> There is an instance of *setuid* that is spelled *seteuid*.
>>      Agreed. Just to make things clear:
>> s/In particular, all seteuid application/In particular, all setuid 
>> application/
>> Thanks!
>> -Garrett
> Seteuid also appears on the <indexterm> of the section so it is probably not 
> a coincidence. Seteuid is a valid term (set effective user id) and it might 
> be what the original author actually meant, but I'm not sure.

I was just considering such a reply but tried to reach Garrett on IRC, 

In any case, I would propose changing the text to say "all applications 
which change user or group IDs", as the sentiment holds for a broad set of 


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