Re: [PATCH] private mounts

From: Martin Mares
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 11:49:11 EST


> It is certainly an information leak not otherwise available. And with
> the ability to change the layout underneath, you might trigger bugs in
> root programs: Are they really capable of seeing the same filename
> twice, or can you throw them into a deep recursion by simulating
> infinitely deep directories/circular hardlinks...?

Yes, it can help you trigger bugs, but all these bugs are triggerable
without user filesystems as well, although it's harder to do so.

Have a nice fortnight
Martin `MJ' Mares <mj@xxxxxx>
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
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