[lkml]   [2006]   [Sep]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: patch to make Linux capabilities into something useful (v 0.3.1)
On Fri 2006-09-08 03:22:01, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 01:00:28AM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > If attacker already has priviledge foo, he can just go use it. He does
> > not have to exec() poor program not expecting to get priviledge foo,
> > then abusing it.
> It is not about attackers. It is about normal usage. If you spawn a program,
> it might behave wrong since it does not know that it is priveledged. For
> example a network daemon might start a child process which interacts with
> the user, and forgets to drop priveldges for it.

Well, then mistake was running that daemon with elevated priviledges
in the first place.
(cesky, pictures)
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2006-09-08 16:43    [W:0.069 / U:8.156 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site