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Bug#56821: Important security hole: mbr allows anyone to boot from a floppy.



Le 2000-02-02, Nils Rennebarth écrivait :

> What about the option of turning off booting from floppy in the BIOS and
> password protect the BIOS Setup (no Password on booting the machine, only a
> password if you wish to change the BIOS settings). Or are the machines old
> enough that the BIOS isn't capable enough?

This is exactly what we do. The problem is the mbr installed by default
allows booting from floppy whatever the BIOS settings are.

Thomas

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    Thomas.Quinot@Cuivre.FR.EU.ORG

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