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SubjectRe: Capabilities done right [diff against 2.3.1]
In article <>,
Pavel Machek <> wrote:
>> > Next try with capabilities, this time against 2.3.1. Patch is completely
>> > safe and should significantly enhance system security. It is completely
>> > backward compatible: ie. no semantics change. Capabilities are
>> > implemented using elf notes (and this version parses notes correctly).
>> > Software exists for adding capabilities at runtime, so you don't even
>> > require a recompile.
>> I'm not entirely convinced. The thing with ELF notes is that they only
>> work with ELF. That may sound obvious, and it is, but it makes me wonder
>> whether it's the right way at all.
>Only other executables are a.out (nobody uses them these days)


david parsons \bi/ Mastodon Linux: all a.out, all the time.
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