[Ffmpeg-devel] OT: cdrecord

Diego Biurrun diego
Sat Jul 30 16:47:59 CEST 2005

On Sat, Jul 30, 2005 at 09:54:13AM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 08:31:29PM -0700, Jacob Meuser wrote:
> > 
> > yeah, like cdrecord?  I had a similar "discussion" about the pros and
> > cons of using cdrecord with sudo instead of setting it suid with
> > Joerg Schilling some time back.  he was, of course, in favor of the
> > suid bit.  within a week, there was a CERT advisory about suid cdrecord
> > holes.
> because joerg schilling is a complete idiot. cdrecord does not need
> root whatsoever. just set proper permissions on the device you want it
> to use, and don't run with root at all.

cdrecord needs root privileges to run with realtime priority or
something similar.


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