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From d53483ab71ac2a9195c8f171da5a5dcf54ec16ec Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2014 16:10:13 +0000
Subject: Document consequences of ssh-agent being setgid in ssh-agent(1)

Bug-Debian: http://bugs.debian.org/711623
Forwarded: no
Last-Update: 2013-06-08

Patch-Name: ssh-agent-setgid.patch
---
 ssh-agent.1 | 15 +++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ssh-agent.1 b/ssh-agent.1
index 281ecbd..38fd540 100644
--- a/ssh-agent.1
+++ b/ssh-agent.1
@@ -183,6 +183,21 @@ environment variable holds the agent's process ID.
 .Pp
 The agent exits automatically when the command given on the command
 line terminates.
+.Pp
+In Debian,
+.Nm
+is installed with the set-group-id bit set, to prevent
+.Xr ptrace 2
+attacks retrieving private key material.
+This has the side-effect of causing the run-time linker to remove certain
+environment variables which might have security implications for set-id
+programs, including
+.Ev LD_PRELOAD ,
+.Ev LD_LIBRARY_PATH ,
+and
+.Ev TMPDIR .
+If you need to set any of these environment variables, you will need to do
+so in the program executed by ssh-agent.
 .Sh FILES
 .Bl -tag -width Ds
 .It Pa ~/.ssh/identity