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Date:      Tue, 26 Nov 1996 20:56:18 +0100 (MET)
From:      J Wunsch <>
To: (Steve Ames)
Subject:   Re: setuid under perl5?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from Steve Ames at "Nov 26, 96 11:11:52 am"

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As Steve Ames wrote:

> I have a couple of scripts written in perl5 that need to edit some files
> that are owned by root. I had intended to just setuid the script and go
> with it, but no go.
> I'm using Freebsd 2.1.5 and perl5 compiled straight out of
> /usr/ports/lang/perl5 (ports-current).

The port is known to be broken, and the maintainer already promised to
fix it.  Removing support for Posix saved IDs from your config file
should work.  (That's what the /usr/bin/suidperl does.)  The security
`fix' for the latest suidperl security problems simply is a no-go for

cheers, J"org -- -- NIC: JW11-RIPE
Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-)

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