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    SubjectRe: Stack Smashing and no-exec
    On Fri, 7 Aug 1998, Trever Adams wrote: 

    > Alan Cox wrote:
    > >
    > > > 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.
    > >
    > > I don't need a root shell. With pine 3.96 and the old metamail I could quite
    > > happily have sent a spam mail that erased zillions of peoples email. No
    > > root break but damned annoying 8)
    > >
    > > Alan
    > I understand that this could happen. But have you "compromised the
    > security of the system?" I really don't think you have. Those are
    > still major problems though, I will admit that.
    > I think I am going to step out of the argument if the
    > "non-root-compromising-stack smashes" are going to be included. I have
    > a big enough argument with myself over it, not sure I want to get
    > involved with it with other people.
    > Trever

    Actaully, say his pine hack does this:

    Makes a dir ~/.hidden
    put a fake su into ~/.hidden that mails the pwd to him
    alters my path to put that dir first.

    I then exit pine and SU root.


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