Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19897
gnupg is not suid-root
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:31 EDT
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)
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
*** Bug 51913 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***