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Why do setuid perl scripts complain about kernel problems?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:29 UTC ( #727=perlfaq nodetype: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

Some operating systems have bugs in the kernel that make setuid scripts inherently insecure. Perl gives you a number of options (described in the perlsec manpage) to work around such systems.

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