Re: [PATCH] set*uid() must not fail-and-return on OOM/rlimits

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sun Aug 20 2006 - 13:46:54 EST

Ar Sul, 2006-08-20 am 10:52 +0300, ysgrifennodd Kari Hurtta:
> Perhaps stupid suggestion:
> Should there be new signal for 'failure to drop privileges' ?
> ( perhaps SIGPRIV or is this name free )
> By default signal terminates process.

Programs are allowed (and now and then do) intentionally let a setuid
fail. A custom selinux or audit rule might be appropriate but that kind
of hackery is not.

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