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Re: [alpine-devel] 3.3 proposal: reduce number of SUID binaries as much as possible

From: William Pitcock <>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 11:43:39 -0500


On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 3:19 PM, Orion <> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 May 2015 04:32:01 -0500
> William Pitcock <> wrote:
>> I would like to see a general reduction of SUID binaries where
>> possible. For example, a lot of APKBUILDs have options=suid when
>> there's probably no real reason for it.
> I fully support this endeavor! :D I will gladly help out and maintain
> this project. However, I would prefer that we start with the base system
> before we move onto other packages. So I think a great first attempt
> would be removing as many SUIDs/SGIDs from a bare bones alpine-mini
> install.

As far as I know there's no SUID/SGID enabled packages in alpine-mini
other than bbsuid which we install to proxy only the SUID-needing bits
of busybox.


Received on Fri May 29 2015 - 11:43:39 UTC