Re: Got root?
Forgive my off & on following of this thread; this may have been mentioned.
Wasn't there a kernel patch at one point detailed in Phrack or some such
that bound the opening of certain priviledged ports to membership in certain
groups? That is, if you belonged to group id 20 (say), you could open port
80 (say). This allowed otherwise SUID 0 programs to be run as non-priv
users. I want to say that Solar Designer came up with it, but I can't seem
to find the reference to it (in a cursory search).
Seemed reasonable at the time, although certainly not as elegant as full
privs (which didn't exist back then). Anyone remeber that?
Ken Seefried, CISSP