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Welevated-privileges

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.328. That is the most recent version we know about.

This executable does not run with the identity of the user who executes it. It runs instead with its owner ID in the file system or with its group ID, or both.

This security-relevant setting is intentional for programs that regularly acquire elevated privileges, such as /bin/su, but can be a significant risk when it the setting is not intended.

Please override if needed.

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The following 95 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 165 times.

We found 134 overrides. The tag performed 19% of the time.