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Re: [PATCH] fexecve

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 08:20:30PM +0100, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> 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.

Frankly, I still don't see the point why something would want to use it.


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