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Re: [opensuse] Re: Should openSUSE review it's Security Policies?
  • From: Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:18:26 +0100
  • Message-id: <1330615107.23308.86.camel@acme.pacific>
On Thu, 2012-03-01 at 15:34 +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On 2012-03-01 09:24, lynn wrote:

Wireshark uses promiscuous mode and should be root only.

But on ubuntu, I can run it as a user. Can I do that on 12.1?

You can probably suid the binary.

Yikes. To get perhaps one root capability, you give the application the
world. Quite generous. As they say, with great power comes great
responsibility. I just don't trust the general non-buggy-ness of things.
Fine grained permissions seem a bit more secure.

Yours sincerely,

Roger Oberholtzer

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