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SubjectRe: forkbombing Linux distributions
On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 01:37:38PM +0100, Natanael Copa wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-03-23 at 19:56 +0900, aq wrote:
> > > /etc/limits does a better job at stopping forkbombs.
>
> but does not limit processes that are started from the boot scripts. So
> if a buggy non-root service is exploited, an attacker would be able to
> easily shut down the system.

That's easy to fix: set limits from initrd or initramfs.


Erik

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