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Re: kern/29360: vfs.generic.usermount and mount(8) general questions
The following reply was made to PR kern/29360; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <Wolfgang%Solfrank.net@localhost>
To: Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
Cc: Elad Efrat <elad%NetBSD.org@localhost>, gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: kern/29360: vfs.generic.usermount and mount(8) general questions
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 13:05:59 +0200
> Yes, vfs.generic.usermount was introduced later, because of security issues
> that usermounts could cause. AFAIK the know security issues with
> usermounts are fixed, but still it's better to have it disabled on systems
> where it's not needed.
The main reason for not allowing user mounts by default is that it's
quite easy to make a system panic by mounting some (more or less) carefully
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