Bug 19897 - gnupg is not suid-root
gnupg is not suid-root
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnupg (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Aaron Brown
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: 51913 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-10-27 00:00 EDT by Bradley
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-27 18:46:04 EDT
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Description Bradley 2000-10-27 00:00:38 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)
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-30 15:57:12 EST
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
this.
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2002-01-18 13:10:49 EST
*** Bug 51913 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2002-01-18 16:43:42 EST
*** Bug 51913 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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