Subject: Re: new lkm stuff ?
To: Kevin P. Neal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 08/24/1996 14:09:06
"Kevin P. Neal" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I thought that at securelevel > 0 you couldn't load any lkm's.
You can't. That won't change.
> How about a stock rc file that loads the lkm's at boot? rc.lkm perhaps?
> Or /etc/lkms with a list of lkm's to be loaded by rc or rc.local? This
> would be for the tighter-security-minded people.
Or a program to do so, making certain that dependancies are met.
> The idea of Linux loading/unloading kernel modules on the fly in a running
> system bothers me, and strikes me as a hell of a security hole if an
> intruder gains the ability to write to the root filesystem. Let's not go
> that route, please.
As an option I think it would be a good idea.