Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/30/1999 13:05:28
On Wed, 30 Jun 1999, der Mouse wrote:

> >> I hope these are restricted to root-only.
> > For obvious reasons, fhopen() is.  I don't think fhstat() and
> > fhstatfs() are, and I don't really see any security implications of
> > that.
> fhstatfs() you may be right, though I'm by no means certain of it.
> fhstat(), though - I don't like arbitrary processes being able to
> stat() files unrestrictedly.  While I'm unable to give, at the moment,
> a specific example of why I dislike it, it just seems like too
> dangerous a facility.  I'd want to at least run it past tech-security
> (or has this been done? I don't think I resubscribed to that...I should
> check).

We can discuss security implications at our leisure. The in-tree code
presently requires root for all three.

Take care,