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SubjectRe: disable-cap-mlock
On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 09:44:05AM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> I'm aware it does some very unintelligent things to the security model,
> e.g. anyone with fs-level access to these things can basically escalate
> their capabilities to "everything". Maybe some kind of big fat warning
> is in order.

a similar issue happens with the disable-cap-mlock, but it gives only
mlock to the guy with fs-level fsuid = 0 access, so the security
implications are greatly lower, no way to do anything really bad with
just access to mlock (DoS is the very worst scenario, and it's not very
different from swapoff -a anyways, or again not very different from
filling the swap enterely as far as security is concerned).
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