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Re: modload_03.diff, was: Don't load kernel modules from the current directory

On Fri, 5 Aug 2011, Marc Balmer wrote:

> This is the third iteration of the patch to make kernel module loading
> more secure.  The only change to the previous patch is that the code,
> when loading a module from /stand/... now checks that the module name
> does not contain a path separator character.
> modload <name> still works, but <name> must be available in the system
> module area under /stand/...
> To load from any other location, either an absolute path or a relative
> path starting with a '.' is needed.

strchr() is available in kernel I think

also, is this complication of '.' really needed?  What I mean is, if you
are checking for the path separator, why limit to current directory?

        if (strchr(name, '/') == NULL)
                path = <module_base>/<name>/<name>.kmod
                path = <name>

which is the same semantics used by many other 'automatic file path'
operations, requiring explicit current-dir to avoid accidents..

(as noted, you didn't exclude ./sub/dir/module anyway)


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