Bug 19897 - gnupg is not suid-root
Summary: gnupg is not suid-root
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnupg (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
: 51913 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-27 04:00 UTC by Bradley
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-27 22:46:04 UTC
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Description Bradley 2000-10-27 04:00:38 UTC
The latest errata gnupg (gnupg-1.0.4-4.6.x), is not suid. gnupg should be
suid so that mlock will work.

Currently, it displays an annoying: "gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!"
error whenever its run. (I know I can turn this off with an option, but its
not the default)

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-30 20:57:12 UTC
This is done on purpose in an attempt to reduce the number of setuid
applications on the system.  When the kernel offers capabilities, we'll revisit

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2002-01-18 18:10:49 UTC
*** Bug 51913 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2002-01-18 21:43:42 UTC
*** Bug 51913 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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