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Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:29:56 -0700
From: Alan Coopersmith <>
Subject: Re: xscreensaver package caps gets raw socket

On 4/17/21 5:51 PM, √Črico Nogueira wrote:
> Using `secure_getenv` in some of these cases would probably work as well as 
> checking `getauxval(AT_SECURE)`, especially because it seems (from my quick 
> search over at <>) that both are Linux specific anyway.

Solaris also has secure_getenv since the 11.3.10 release.  It uses the
issetugid() call that's been available since Solaris 9 (2002) and which
is also available in FreeBSD & OpenBSD:

Though Nico Williams warns not all implementations work the same way:

	-Alan Coopersmith-     
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering -

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