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Re: Introducing pmount in Debian / New plugdev group


Henning Makholm [2004-11-09 23:28 +0000]:
> Scripsit Paul.Hampson@anu.edu.au (Paul Hampson)
> > On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 06:41:40PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > > We solved (4) by introducing a new group called 'plugdev'. Every user
> > > who is a member of this group can access hotpluggable devices (digital
> > > cameras, USB drives etc.). pmount can only be executed by members of
> > > this group (it is root:plugdev 750),
> This must be be a typo. Surely such a program would need to be suid
> root, i.e. mode 4750 was meant rather than 750. 

Of course, sorry for that. Like mount, pmount of course needs root
privileges to actually do the mounting. Paul, this also solves your
question: a non-suid pmount cannot do anything useful.


Martin Pitt                       http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer            http://www.ubuntulinux.org
Debian GNU/Linux Developer       http://www.debian.org

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