Privileges associated with a process
Each process has two sets of privileges:
A process has these sets initialized at the time it is created by a
After a fork,
the privileges of the parent and child processes
The maximum set contains all the privileges granted to
the process either as fixed or inherited privileges.
The working set contains
all the privileges currently being used by the process.
However, when an exec system call on an executable file is performed,
the privilege sets are modified. The privilege policy determines
how the new maximum and working sets are calculated.
The privilege policy
Privileges associated with a file
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