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[openFATE 312460] port issetugid() syscall to linux
Feature changed by: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh)
Feature #312460, revision 2
Title: port issetugid() syscall to linux

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Ludwig Nussel (lnussel)
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BSD has a issetugid() syscall that allows programs and libraries to
reliably determine whether they were started in a setuid context:
This or a similar syscall would be valuable on Linux too, especially in
the advent of fscaps where the traditional uid != euid check doesn't
work anymore.

+ Discussion:
+ #1: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2011-06-06 13:16:18)
+ This should be brought to the linux-security@vger mailing list.

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