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bug #13398: /dev/{null,zero,full} should not be run as root

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 14 Jun 2005 11:51:57 AM UTC
Category:  Hurd Servers Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  None
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  Neal H. Walfield
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Closed
Reproducibility:  None Size (loc):  None
Planned Release:  None Effort:  0.00
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Wed 28 Aug 2013 09:43:29 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed by Justus Winter.

Samuel Thibault <sthibaul>
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Tue 14 Jun 2005 11:51:57 AM UTC, original submission:  

/dev/{null,zero,full} should not be run as root: they don't need root
access to operate correctly.  Because they are translators and the
node is owned by root, the file system starts them with root
permission.  Ideally, they should be run with no user ids but as an
interim measure, they can be run as nobody.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-08-28 sthibaul StatusConfirmed Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2005-12-31 ams Priority5 - Normal 1 - Later
        StatusNone Confirmed
    2005-12-26 ams Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
    2005-06-14 None Carbon-Copy- Added neal --AT-- walfield --DOT-- org

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