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SubjectRe: Who wants to test cracklinux??
On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 15:34 -0700, Ben Ford wrote:
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> Pavel Machek wrote:
> > Hi!
> >> I've written a small kernel module & shared object for kernel 2.6 to
> >> enable the following for normal users:
> >>
> >> - inb()/outb()... via a wrapper function
> > ioperm() does that already, no? You mean, you enable it for non-root,
> > too? That's security hole.
> My OS development classes have a lab of machines that run entirely as
> root just for these reasons. I think it's valid to allow these
> operations as non-root in certain situations. It is better than
> running *everything* as root, no?

is there any difference? I mean... if you can outb you for all intents
and purposes are root anyway ;) (like you can overwrite any memory in
the system etc etc)

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