Subject: Re: new lkm stuff ?
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/28/1996 18:36:37
>From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
>Date: Wed, 28 Aug 1996 19:48:19 +0200 (MET DST)
>I know it's stupid question, but let me know ... Why should
>be lkm a security hole ? If all the modules executables would be on one
>place maintained by root. I know nothing about that, but just as i feel
>it won't be dangerous. Or am i wrong ?

The idea of securelevel is that not even root is trustworthy.  So
letting anyone, even root, load LKMs while securelevel is > 0
compromises security.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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