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Welevated-privileges

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

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Visibility: warning

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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.

The following 97 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 173 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 139 overrides. The tag performed 20% of the time.