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Re: Local users get to play root?



On 11/18/2009 07:37 PM, Colin Walters wrote:
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 7:36 PM, Jeff Garzik<jgarzik pobox com>  wrote:

And it ignores that remote exploits are now much easier, because remote
non-root exploit + package install == remote root exploit.

No, the uid needs to have logged in through a physical console.


See references in multiple mails to firefox, pidgin, and any number of other example applications run by a uid logged in through a physical console.

Web browsers -- especially with bin-only flash -- are the most likely vector for remote exploits these days. Far more so than any system daemon.

There are Real Good(tm) reasons why Firefox complains, if your Flash plug-in is out of date, even on Linux...

	Jeff




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