Re: Breakage from patch: Only root should be able to set the N_MOUSEline discipline.
From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Tue Mar 01 2005 - 11:18:06 EST
On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> A nonprivileged user could inject mouse movement and/or keystrokes
> (using the sunkbd driver) into the input subsystem, taking over the
> console/X, where another user is logged in.
> Simply using a slightly modified inputattach on a PTY will do the trick.
Might an alternative be to just make writes to N_MOUSE require privileges?
Ie "reading is ok, and changing to N_MOUSE is ok, but tryign to write a
mouse packet is not"? The check should be easy enough to add to the
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