Re: New Security Features, Please Comment

From: Alan Cox
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 18:08:28 EST

> The children are pre-forked, so the overhead is in the setup... then
> when the app recieves a request, it sets the child's uid to the uid of
> the website, and then passes the request to the child, which, now, the
> child is running as the website owner.

But the child process may already have been trojanned by a previous user
so it gains you nothing.

> It is more secure then just doing nothing.

I'm not convinced. Not remotely.

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