SPUG: site clutter

Darren/Torin/Who Ever... torin at daft.com
Tue Jun 26 00:15:52 CDT 2001

William Julien, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>Hmmm. Can you explain why it is a "Bad Thing" to have your server
>running as user "nobody" and group "nobody"? It would seem to me, that
>this would provide better security for the system if you ran scripts
>as an unprivlidged user. If your cgi scripts were run under setuid,
>a poorly written script can gain access to files (owned by them) that
>were not explicily permitted by the owner as world write.

So, if User A runs his scripts as "nobody" and User B runs her scripts
as "nobody", what could User A do to User B?

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