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    SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
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    On Gwe, 2004-08-20 at 12:51, Joerg Schilling wrote:
    > Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
    >
    > > You can also erase the drive firmware as a user etc. That's the problem.
    >
    > This is definitely not a "hot" problem so there is absolutely no reason to
    > make incompatible changes in the kernel interface _without_ discussing this
    > with the most important users before.

    It becomes a hot problem they second someone posts the example code to
    bugtraq.

    > On a decently administrated Linux system, only root is able to send SCSI
    > commands because only root is able to open the apropriate /dev/* entries.

    Wrong (as usual)

    > cdrecord is designed to be safely installed root and cdrecord is trustworthy -
    > it does not overwrite the drive's firmware.

    Running cdrecord setuid may well be the right approach. It can drop
    capabilities except CAP_SYS_RAWIO and burn cdroms happily.


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