Fixing a security hole in mount table.

Gary R Van Sickle tiberius@braemarinc.com
Tue Sep 9 14:57:00 GMT 2003


> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> I think that would be a bad idea.  What if I want to install 
> a private 
> version of cygwin on a machine to which I don't have Admin access? 
> (ITFascists can shut up right now; I'm not listening..."You 
> vill use de 
> Microsoft Application Suite ve haf provided, and nuzzing else!")

I like to refer to them as "the MIStapo" ;-).

-- 
Gary R. Van Sickle
Braemar Inc.
11481 Rupp Dr.
Burnsville, MN 55337



More information about the Cygwin-patches mailing list