Fixing a security hole in mount table.
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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