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Re: the watchdog of login program

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: the watchdog of login program
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 05:59:41 -0400 (EDT)

> I've finally found what's going on: login always expects to be run as 
> root, and Debian's hurd package doesn't make it set-UID root.  I've 
> retitled 251863 and raised severity to important, hoping that next hurd 
> package will include fix.

There probably should be a runtime check in login that would catch this.
For example, checking for errors from proc_setowner would be good.
It also shouldn't manage to make the auth handles it asks for, and should
be complaining about that.

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