Re: Chroot bug

From: Alan Cox
Date: Tue Sep 25 2007 - 11:44:18 EST

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 01:05:07 +0930
David Newall <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Alan Cox wrote:
> >> Marek's loading dynamic libraries, it seems clear that the prime purpose
> >> of chroot is to aid security. Being able to cd your way out is handy
> >>
> >
> > Does it - I can't find any evidence for that.
> It seems self-evident to me. What do you think is it prime purpose?

Debugging and testing. At least that is as I understand it much of where
it came from.

> > A root user can get out of a chroot a million different ways
> One of those ways shouldn't be that chroot lets you out.

A fence with 10000 open gates is not improved by turning it into a fence
with 9999 open gates.
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