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SubjectRe: caps in elf, next itteration (the hack get's bigger)
Richard Gooch <> 


> If you really want to completely remove UID=0 tests from the kernel,
> then we have to put caps into the FS as metadata, because using the
> sticky bit on ordinary user files is too insecure. At the moment the
> debate is about ELF cap headers and whether to use suid-root or the
> sticky bit as the magic flag. In that debate, I think suid-root wins
> by default.

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