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Features/RemoveSETUID (Fedora 14)

“File Capabilties have been present in the Operating System for
a few releases now, it is time that we remove setuid applications
and just assign the capapilities required by an application. This
should make the applications and the Operating System more
secure.

“Owner

* Name: Daniel Walsh 

    * Email:  

Current status

    * Targeted release: Fedora 15
    * Last updated: 2010-10-26
    * Percentage of completion: 20%
    * Tracker Bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=646440 added 

“Detailed Description

“We need to change the spec files of most applications that
include a setuid application to remove the setuid flag and change
to file capabilities.

“Package maintainers after making this change have to verify
that their applications still work without the setuid app. In some
cases this might not be possible.”

Complete
Story