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SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
On Iau, 2004-08-19 at 15:32, Frank Steiner wrote:
> What a stupid claim. When I call cdrecord on SuSE 9.1, I can burn CDs and
> DVDs as normal user, without root permissions, without suid, without ide-scsi,
> using /dev/hdc as device.
> And this just works fine. So where's the problem?

You can also erase the drive firmware as a user etc. That's the problem.
When you fix that cdrecord gets broken by the security fix if you are
using the SG_IO interface. Patches are kicking around to try and sort
things out so cd burning is safe as non-root. cdrecord works as root.

As a security fix it was sufficiently important that it had to be done.


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