Re: SECURITY PROBLEM: autofs [all versions]
On Fri, 7 Jul 2000, Christopher W. Curtis wrote:
> Herbert Xu wrote:
> > Josip Rodin <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >> No, everyone else has been trying to tell me that
> > >>
> > >> ~# chmod -x /sbin/portmap
> > >> ~# /etc/init.d/portmap restart
> > >> Stopping portmap daemon: portmap.
> > >> Starting portmap daemon: portmapstart-stop-daemon: Unable to start
> > >> /sbin/portmap: Permission denied
> > >> .
> > >>
> > >> is either "right"
> > > It's not wrong as in that it would warrant a bug report with a severity
> > > higher than wishlist.
> > It's not wrong at all. In fact, doing a -x will only mislead people into
> > believing chmod -x actually works as a way of disabling something, which it
> > doesn't.
> Then there should be no test at all because a -f would lead people to
> believe that removing (or renaming) the file is the correct way to
> disable something, which it isn't any more than chmod -x as it suffers
> the same problem.
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