pt_chown has SUID configured, our security guy is asking to change it, is SUID needed ?

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  • The pt_chown command is set with the suid bit, and has caused our security team to question if it is needed.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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