Fixing a security hole in mount table.

Christopher Faylor
Tue Sep 9 01:11:00 GMT 2003

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 08:46:06PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>This is the first in a series of patches fixing security holes
>associated with the file mappings in the core of Cygwin.
>I hope the explanations below are clear!

Yes they are, thanks.  I can't comment on the security stuff but
everything else looks good to me.  I'll let Corinna have the final
say on this.

I wonder if it is time to bite the bullet and get rid of user-mode
mounts entirely.  Or maybe disallow them in suid'ed sessions?  They
are always going to be a security hole AFAICT.


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