Re: Glitch in sys_chroot()

Neil Moore (
Sun, 17 Nov 1996 22:21:07 -0500

> > >Just to show exactly HOW stupid this whole discussion is, here's inane
> > >argument #1: "The suid/sgid bits are the main source of security holes, so
> > >why don't we disable those altogether, and then we'll have a secure
> > >system".
> >
> > Hey, thats a good idea!
> Hey, yeah! Even better...somewhere in the ELF loader, add a patch that
> parses suid binaries and makes sure they don't have any buffer overflow
> bugs or erratic chroot/chdir behaviors or unintended file overwrites or...
> What do you think, Linus, not _too_ much bloat in that one? ;-)

Well, I am working on a program which tests programs to see if they will
ever exit. I will be sure to include this feature in the final version.
Right now, the main problem is that I don't always get a result; sometimes,
my program just keeps running, apparently forever. . .

Version: 3.12
GCS/M/L d- s-:+ a--- C+++(++)>$ UL+(++)>++++$ P+++ L+++>++++$ E++ W-(--)
N++ o-- K-- w--- O- M-- V-- PS+++? PE Y+ PGP-- t+* 5- X R tv--? b+>+++ DI
D--- G e-(*)>++++ h r++>+++ y?