[fpc-devel] Linux kernel behaviour change regarding keyboard
almindor at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 18:01:33 CEST 2007
While I agree that it could cause some PR trouble, I don't see how this
is our problem. It's not like anyone blames the software makers for
windows security issues...
> If you install the IDE as setuid root, then every user starting the
> IDE will run the IDE as if he were root. That means he can open and
> modify every single file on the system. And overwrite any binary with
> an own written program by just configuring the proper exe output
> directory in the IDE.
> And by using the shell functionality of the IDE, he can also open a
> root shell if that's more comfortable for him than using the IDE itself.
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