Re: As 2.0 looms

Marek Michalkiewicz (
Thu, 9 May 1996 19:41:12 +0200 (MET DST)

> Nope, there is no window, because the read() actually checks the same
> things that "ptrace" checks. Notably, in order to be able to read the
> process memory map, we must have the PF_PTRACED bit set, and then a suid
> execve wouldn't succeed anyway.
> In short, the new read really _should_ be secure. Knock wood.

OK, thanks a lot. Perhaps I am a little bit too paranoid...