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SubjectRe: ext3 to include capabilities?
On Fri, 2 Apr 1999, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > > 1. Put capabilities information in the executable header.
> > > 2. Mark the executable setuid root.
> > > 3. Have the kernel check for #1 if #2, and prefer #1 if present.

> Old security scripts program has root privileges. It is wrong, it has
> only subset. But it is wrong _the right way_. Old scripts still see
> the "bad scenario".

> It is no-loose situation.

It's a no-lose situation until you start using the new features to add
privileges which weren't there in the first place.

Matthew.


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