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Re: arbitrary IDs with available UID 0?

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: arbitrary IDs with available UID 0?
Date: 08 Nov 2002 11:20:00 -0800
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Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> The doc says that you are allowed to create auth objects associated with any
> IDs if you have euid 0, and the code actually allows it even if only auid 0.
> (Because isroot() uses isuid() and isuid() allows both).
> Is the code wrong or the documentation?  I think we should fix the code.

It seems to me that it's much cleaner to fix the code, so that auids
are really *not* used for anything.

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