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SubjectRe: /dev/nvram on my Celebris
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> On Tue, 24 Nov 1998, Johnny Tevessen wrote:
>
> > Quoting Riccardo Facchetti (fizban@tin.it):
>
> > Yes. So: Nobody sane working on a box that *might* be taken over
> > should enable such settings at compile time. He/she won't even
> > be able to reboot if someone became root (by a yet unknown
> > attack that might even pass a firewall).
>
> Considering it may be built as a module, I'd say it would be trivial to
> compile on the attacked box.

Quite easy to disable modules in the first place. However there's nothing
to stop the attacker compiling a new kernel and rebooting into it unless you
go to significant effort there too, and then it becomes a pain to quickly fix
a kernel problem which suddenly comes up.

David.


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