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SubjectRe: ide-cd problems
On Gwe, 2004-08-06 at 16:14, Charles Cazabon wrote:
> > That's the case I don't agree with, and why I didn't like the idea
> > originally. That suddenly requires a patching of the kernel because of
> > new commands in new devices. Like when dvd readers became common, you
> > can't just require people to update their kernel because a few new
> > commands are needed to drive them from user space.
> The problem is that what if one of the new commands is IGNITE_PLATTER?
> Unknown commands can do anything, are therefore extremely dangerous, and
> should be restricted.

The comands in question already include such gems as "format", "erase
firmware" and the like. So if you've got read access to a 2.6 raw block
device you can reformat your oracle database.


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