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Re: [PATCH] fexecve

Thor Lancelot Simon <> wrote:

> The point is, this is interesting functionality that makes something
> new possible that is potentially useful from a security point of view,
> but the new thing that's possible also breaks assumptions that existing
> code may rely on to get security guarantees it wants.  

Well, it is standard mandated and we want to be standard compliant. If
it is a security hazard, we can have a sysctl to disable the system
call. Something like
sysctl -w kern.fexecve = 0 and it would return ENOSYS.

Emmanuel Dreyfus

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