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Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?

On Sat, 22 Mar 2003 13:20:39 -0000
"Matt Ryan" <mryan@debian.org> wrote:

> Explain to me how the ro root makes a difference? There is a lot of
> talk about how difficult it is to install a rootkit when the root fs
> is ro, but if you already have superuser privileges why can't you just
> remount root rw and then drop the rootkit in?

If you already have superuser privileges you dont need a rootkit.

> If you don't have superuser privilege to do
> this then you can write to root owned directories (with the correct
> permissions) anyway?

You mean you can write to /tmp, how does that help ?


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