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Wnon-standard-setuid-executable-perm

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.51. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit e93bf57. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check files/permissions.

Visibility: warning

The file is setuid or setgid and has a mode different from any of 2755, 4755, 4754, or 6755. Any other permissions on setuid executables is probably a bug. In particular, removing root write privileges serves no purpose, group-writable setuid or setgid executables are probably bad ideas, and setgid executables that are not world-executable serve little purpose.

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The following 5 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 8 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 2 overrides. The tag performed 75% of the time.