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   Linux FAQ > 7. Solutions to Common Miscellaneous Problems
Question:  7.7. Setuid Scripts Don't Seem to Work.
Answer:

That's right. This feature has been disabled in the Linux kernel on purpose, because setuid scripts are almost always a security hole. Sudo and SuidPerl can provide more security than setuid scripts or binaries, especially if execute permissions are limited to a certain user ID or group ID.

If you want to know why setuid scripts are a security hole, read the FAQ for comp.unix.questions.


This FAQ is from Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers, maintained by Robert Kiesling

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