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Re: Files created with emacs are owned by system


From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: Files created with emacs are owned by system
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 18:12:35 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

> Am 01.08.2008 um 17:04 schrieb iainb.forms:
>
>> ls -l /usr/bin/emacs
>> -r-sr-xr-x   1 root  wheel  30008 Aug 19  2006 /usr/bin/emacs

wheel ? why wheel ? it should be root.

>
> The permissions are faulty, the "s" (setuid bit) instead of "x," which
> makes every Emacs user to root. 'sudo chmod 555 /usr/bin/emacs'  will
> correct them. (Is Leopard two years old?) It's a security hole.
>
> --
> Greetings
>
>   Pete
>
> Inside every small problem is a large problem struggling to get out.
>                               – Second Law of Blissful Ignorance
>
>
>

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A + Thierry Volpiatto
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