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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] kernel: make /proc/kallsyms mode 400 to reduce ease of attacking
    On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 09:58:44PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > So I do think that it's worth closing these "small" holes. Anything
    > that makes it more work to attack really _is_ improving things.

    We must keep in mind that anything which requires more work as root
    for common administration opens new holes. I don't think it's the
    case for kallsyms, but I mean we should not try to lock too hard,
    otherwise everyone will have a sudoers entry to do his work, and
    that's even worse than current situation.

    Willy



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