[Pm-utils] some simple patches from fedora

Victor Lowther victor.lowther at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 07:35:34 PST 2008

On Jan 30, 2008 9:28 AM, Till Maas <opensource at till.name> wrote:
> On Wed January 30 2008, Victor Lowther wrote:
> > True.  The way to defend against these scenarios is to ensure that all
> > our files and directories are owned by and only writable by root.  If
> > an intruder already has root, pm-utils cannot defend against any
> > actions that user can take.
> If I find the time, I will test whether selinux would prevent pm-utils from
> cleaning out /etc/passwd when the logfile is a symlink to it. I guess selinux
> could help here.

Oh, I have no doubt that selinux could help, but we cannot count on it
being present.  Workarounds to ensure that we do not break a common
selinux policy are one thing, workarounds that rely on selinux are
quite another.

> Regards,
> Till
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