[launchd-dev] UserName ignored on per-user LaunchAgents

Kevin Van Vechten kvv at apple.com
Wed Dec 5 18:49:02 PST 2007

On Dec 5, 2007, at 5:02 PM, Nathan Duran wrote:

> On Dec 5, 2007, at 2:50 PM, Kevin Van Vechten wrote:
>> Absolutely.  Helper tools require a setuid executable bit to be  
>> set; they're also inherently less secure -- every environment  
>> variable used by every library linked against is a potential source  
>> of attack.  Launch-on-demand helpers start from a clean  
>> environment, avoiding this class of vulnerabilities.
> I get that, but I'm talking about what the user sees on their  
> screen, not the under-the-hood stuff they know nothing about.

I believe the dialog presented is the same in both cases.

- Kevin

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