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    SubjectSG_IO and security
    Since the entire thread seems to have died again unresolved I'd suggest
    the following patch should get into 2.6.8 so that anyone with read
    access to any block device cannot issue arbitary scsi commands to it
    (like writes or firmware erase)

    --- drivers/block/scsi_ioctl.c~ 2004-08-12 14:14:38.078821640 +0100
    +++ drivers/block/scsi_ioctl.c 2004-08-12 14:14:38.079821488 +0100
    @@ -115,6 +115,8 @@
    char sense[SCSI_SENSE_BUFFERSIZE];
    unsigned char cmd[BLK_MAX_CDB];

    + if (!capable(CAP_SYS_RAWIO))
    + return -EPERM;
    if (hdr->interface_id != 'S')
    return -EINVAL;
    if (hdr->cmd_len > BLK_MAX_CDB)
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