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SubjectStack Smashing and no-exec
It is my understanding that if the app is not running as root (whether
that is setuid or real root) the app can't gain root. If such is the
case, I disagree with those who say it is the kernel's responsibility to
keep the system safe. Root is supreme, root is the OS in many ways. If
root takes the system down, heck, that is roots fault. So the mentality
that the OS should protect root from himself (note generic him, none of
the PC crap) is bogus.

If an app can smash its stack and gain root shell without setuid or
root, then it is a problem. If such is the case, please let me know.


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