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Can Chromium Browser's Permissions Facilitate a Root Kit Exploit?

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http://askubuntu.com – I'm just learning about permissions and excuse me if I may have gone astray. But, I've noticed that Chromium Browser has a sandbox executable that is owned by root and has it's user id set to launch as root. manager@internet /usr/lib/chromium-browser $ ls -l total 63836 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3093552 2012-02-21 01:41 chrome.pak -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 56785884 2012-02-21 02:09 chromium-browser -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 13636 2012-02-21 02:09 chromium-browser-sandbox -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15 2012-02-21 01:36 content_resources.pak -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1629044 2012-02-21 02:09 libffmp (HowTos)