Bug 3943 - Kppp does not work as non-root
Summary: Kppp does not work as non-root
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdenetwork
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-07-08 04:35 UTC by Brian Ryner
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-08 17:11:04 UTC


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Description Brian Ryner 1999-07-08 04:35:02 UTC
In order for kppp to run correctly as a user other than
root, it needs to be setuid root.  I don't know of any
security problems with doing this-- doing a 'make install'
from source makes it setuid root, and it's also that way in
the official KDE packages for RH52.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-07-08 17:11:59 UTC
KPPP has not been through a security audit.  We do not ship SUID
non-security audited programs.

You may set it SUID at your own risk.


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