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From Scott Gifford <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] fopen of log files
Date Sat, 12 Feb 2005 16:23:06 GMT writes:

> Quoting Scott Gifford <>:
>> That actually provides hardly any security at all.  If a root user
>> wants to access the files of a user with UID 100, that user just has
>> to do:
>>     setuid(100);
>> before reading and writing those files.

> Hi Scott, thanks for the reply.  Sadly, this is a known issue :)

So if you know this provides no added security, can't you just turn it
off, and solve your problem that way?


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