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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Using SuExec with mod_vhost_alias
Date Sun, 19 Oct 2003 15:10:00 GMT

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 wrote:
> Couldn't suexec just stat() the file being executed and setuid()
> setgid() to that UID/GID?

This would be a HUGE security hole on systems that allow users to give
away ownership using chown.  (Most systems don't do that anymore,
but suexec needs to be safe everywhere.)

In any case, it would be a major change to the security model of suexec,
and playing with suexec is a dangerous thing to do.


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