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Lab 1: SetUID and Environment Variables

Due Date: Monday 8/28/23 before class

Lab Overview

For this lab, you will be understanding environment variables and the SetUID bit, how they work, and how they can lead to vulnerabilities. You can find the SEED lab description here. You can find the lab setup files here.


Please write your lab report according to the description. Upload your answers as a PDF to blackboard.


  • This video from the SEED author may help

Prerequisite Reading

  • SEED Book Chapters 2 and 3


Significant content borrowed from Wenliang Du