SETREUID(2) System Calls SETREUID(2)


NAME


setreuid - set real and effective user IDs

SYNOPSIS


#include <unistd.h>

int setreuid(uid_t ruid, uid_t euid);


DESCRIPTION


The setreuid() function is used to set the real and effective user IDs of
the calling process. If ruid is -1, the real user ID is not changed; if
euid is -1, the effective user ID is not changed. The real and effective
user IDs may be set to different values in the same call.


If the {PRIV_PROC_SETID} privilege is asserted in the effective set of
the calling process, the real user ID and the effective user ID can be
set to any legal value.


If the {PRIV_PROC_SETID} privilege is not asserted in the effective set
of the calling process, either the real user ID can be set to the
effective user ID, or the effective user ID can either be set to the
saved set-user ID from execve() (see exec(2)) or the real user ID.


In either case, if the real user ID is being changed (that is, if ruid is
not -1), or the effective user ID is being changed to a value not equal
to the real user ID, the saved set-user ID is set equal to the new
effective user ID.


All privileges are required to change to uid 0.

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is returned,
errno is set to indicate the error, and neither of the user IDs will be
changed.

ERRORS


The setreuid() function will fail if:

EINVAL
The value of ruid or euid is less than 0 or greater than
UID_MAX (defined in <limits.h>).


EPERM
The {PRIV_PROC_SETID} privilege is not asserted in the
effective set of the calling processes and a change was
specified other than changing the real user ID to the effective
user ID, or changing the effective user ID to the real user ID
or the saved set-user ID. See privileges(5) for additional
restrictions which apply when changing to UID 0.


USAGE


If a set-user-ID process sets its effective user ID to its real user ID,
it can still set its effective user ID back to the saved set-user ID.

ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


exec(2), getuid(2), setregid(2), setuid(2), attributes(5), privileges(5),
standards(5)


March 22, 2004 SETREUID(2)