Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin
> On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 04:26:32PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > Indeed, the one pro of having libexec that no one seems to
> > have mentioned is mount options: if /etc/libexec is a separate file
> > system, I can mount /lib with noexec, and only have the exec mount
> > flag for libexec, and it adds a little more hassles to a croacker who
> > has broken in.
On my system at least, all the directories in /usr/lib are owned by root,
and only writable by their owner. The only directory whose group isn't
root is /usr/lib/games/nethack. Given that, it doesn't seem like it'd be
any easier to put an executable in /usr/lib/somewhere than /etc/libexec.
(Being able to mount /var noexec, otoh...)
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