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SubjectRe: caps in elf, next itteration (the hack get's bigger)


On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> No, that's not necessary. The trick is that exec()ing a new process
> doesn't automatically transfer the current process's privileges to the
> new program. In a capabilities model, the exec() drops all currently
> held privileges unless the new program is specifically marked to be able
> to inherit certain privileges.

Excuse me, how many binaries are going to be marked that way?


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