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Re: apt-get and The_User

On Sun, Dec 03, 2000 at 02:49:45AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Tollef Fog Heen <tollef@add.no> writes:
> > Voila, you are root, and breaking out of chroot shouldn't be a
> > problem.
> Indeed you are root, and could halt the system immediately (which is
> bad enough).  Breaking out is only possibly because of the double
> chroot trick that Ethan Benson explained.  If you fix that trick
> (which can be done), then breaking out is relatively difficult.  You

didn't OpenBSD or FreeBSD create chroot() on steroids called jail() ?
i am not sure of the details might be interesting to look at.

> can still hose the machine though in many ways, such as halt, or funky
> games with the network. 

mknod hda b 3 0 
mknod zero c 1 5
cat zero > hda

mount -t proc proc proc
slay root ;-)

Ethan Benson

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