On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 01:09:23AM -0600, Ryan Thompson typed: > Paul Lathrop wrote to Ryan Thompson: > > > > I'd also like to remind the original poster about the security > > > risks associated with suid binaries. There are many subtle ways in > > > which suid binaries can bite one in the ass... especially where > > > other local users are present. > > > > Is just learning Perl an option here? Perl scripts aren't binaries - > > to my understanding at least. > > Correct. They're interpreted scripts, just like shell scripts. The > only difference is, they're fed through /usr/bin/perl instead of > /bin/sh. The operating system doesn't distinguish between them. > > > Will they also be denied by the OS? > > Yes.
True. But there is the suidperl binary to circumvent this. If your /usr/bin/suidperl is suid root (which it is not by default I believe), perl will honor the suid or sgid bits on your perlscripts. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message