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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5 PROPOSAL: Replacement for current /proc of shit.
Keith Owens wrote:
> On Fri, 02 Nov 2001 13:39:29 +0100,
> Martin Dalecki <> wrote:
> >Bull shit. Standard policy is currently to keep crude old
> >interfaces until no end of time. Here are some examples:
> >...
> >/proc/ksyms - this is duplicating a system call (and making stuff easier
> >for intrusors)
> Anybody can issue syscall query_module. Removing /proc/ksyms just
> forces users to run an executable or Perl syscall(). You have not
> improved security and you have made it harder to report and diagnose
> problems.

Talking about reality:

Having perl on the box, or having to upload some special purpose
application on the box are both measures not that easy if you are
going to do a real breakin. (Read: write some buffer overflow stub)
But just echo sum stuff or therelike is
*much* easier. And then there is the capability stuff you could use
to prevent everybody from accessing the syscall interface.

You don't have much expierence with real break-ins. Don't you?
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