Does pmount honor mount_root?
aribrei at arcor.de
Tue Oct 25 06:19:19 PDT 2005
this is my first posting to the HAL list :-)
Martin Pitt wrote:
>It is a security issue; you would not want an user mounting his USB
>stick over /usr, /tmp, /home, or other sensitive directories. pmount
>already checks that nothing else is mounted on the target mount point,
>though, but better safe than sorry. :-)
How about black-/whitelisting directories and then make it a runtime option?
>Right now the /media path is hardcoded into the .c files; since pmount
>is now autotoolized, I can make this a configure option, but the use
>case of changing this patch is not big enough to justify adding a
>runtime option (and introduce more bugs :-) ).
I do think that the use case of a big untrusted multiuser which Artem
pointed out is important enough. I'm sure it'll be bug-free on your
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