Insecure Memory Warning! ???.
Wed, 18 Oct 2000 17:39:46 -0500 (CDT)
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log in as root. Say your gpg binary is at /usr/local/bin/gpg. Set
the set-uid bit like so:
chmod 4555 /usr/local/bin/gpg
Change the last 5 to a 0 if you don't want just anyone using it and
you are in the group that owns gpg.
On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Christopher Massanova wrote:
> How would I go about setting my uid as root in RH 7.0? That seems easier
> than setting no-secmem-warning in all of my .gnupg/options files.
> Thanks again for your help!
> At 08:43 AM 10/18/00, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >Christopher Massanova <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > This works flawlessly if I am logged in as ROOT, but if I try it as
> > > any other account, I get the following:
> > >
> > > # gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
> >| 6.1) Why do I get "gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!"
> >| On many systems this program should be installed as setuid(root). This
> >| is necessary to lock memory pages. Locking memory pages prevents the
> >| operating system from writing memory pages to disk and thereby keeping
> >| your secret keys really secret. If you get no warning message about
> >| insecure memory your operating system supports locking without being
> >| root. The program drops root privileges as soon as locked memory is
> >| allocated.
> >| If you can't or don't want to install GnuPG setuid(root), you can use
> >| the option "--no-secmem-warning" or put
> >| no-secmem-warning
> >| in your ~/.gnupg/options file.
> >Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
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