Bug#4902: Major security hole in xvmount
xvmount is a major security hole. The standard installation enables EVERY
user to mount a cdrom or a floppy or a dos partition into the directory
tree. The mountpoint doesn't even have to be owned by the user running
xvmount since the program is suid root.
This is a very bad idea. Just copy bash onto a floppy and make it suid root
on your own machine et voila you'll be root on every machine with xvmount.
And the the description says:
Description: xvmount is a small utility for mounting devices by normal
users. It recognizes the following filesystem types: minix,
ext, ext2, msdos, xiafs and iso9660/High Sierra. It has a
simple OpenLook based user interface. It avoids possible
security holes opened by making mount suid root.
I'm sorry but how can you call this avoiding security holes.
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