ksysguard says: C++ programs should NEVER have setgid/setuid permissions

Martin Koller kollix at aon.at
Fri Jan 8 16:17:06 GMT 2010

Hi folks,

I stumbled over the following comment in ksysguard's Porting-HOWTO:

"Since C++ programs
should NEVER have setgid/setuid permissions, a plain C back-end was

Can anyone enlighten me, why there should be a difference with a setuid program coded in C, C++ or anything else which is
a compiled language ?

Best regards/Schöne Grüße

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