On Wednesday 19 December 2001 13:13, Padraig Brady wrote:
> No you can't do this (pass parameters using symbolic links).
Ah, but you can.
Admittedly under special circumstances, but.
It used be a classic security hole: make a shell script, then suid root it.
Someone else could then come along and do this:
ln -s suid-script ./-i
which would present them with an interactive shell as root. Yes, you can
prevent this from happening etc. etc. but the point I'm illustrating is
that if the executable is a #! file of any sort, the kernel will do this:
which I'm sure can be used to, uh, prove a point if nothing else.
waider at dspsrv.com / Chances are I'm not at home right now.
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