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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] Security: Implement disablenetwork semantics. (v4)
> On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 22:58:48 +0100, Pavel Machek said:
>
> > Scenario 2:
> >
> > Mallory calls disablenetwork, calls sendmail as the first user after
> > boot; sendmail can't deliver anything (its network is disabled), but
> > starts forking and taking requests for other users, DoSing the mail
> > delivery.
>
> You need to be root to start sendmail as a daemon.

Well, maybe, but mailer system where first user starts is as a daemon
makes sense... same for authentication system, etc. And it was okay
before disablenetwork come.
Pavel

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