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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:08:14 +0200
From: Nicolas Fran├žois <>
Cc: Ludwig Nussel <>, Ondrej Vasik <>,
Subject: Re: /bin/su (was: CVE request -- coreutils -- tty
 hijacking possible in "su" via TIOCSTI ioctl)


On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 12:50:47PM +0200, Ondrej Vasik wrote:
> For me, having it in coreutils, shadow-utils, SimplePAMApps and possibly
> - in util-linux - could only cause a lot of confusion. Some
> consolidation might be better.

On one hand I agree, on the other hand I remember hard time getting rid of
Debian specific patches for su.
The behavior of -c changed and since dependencies to this tool are not
traced, there were no other ways than grep'ing the whole distro for those
two letters 'su' to prepare the transition.

One first step could be to compare their features and behaviors

PS: regarding the original issue, was the CVE requested? I would need the
    number for documentation purpose.

Best Regards,

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