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Re: Local users get to play root?

Subject: Re: Local users get to play root?
From: Konstantin Ryabitsev
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:08:36 -0500
2009/11/18 Casey Dahlin <cdahlin@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> On 11/18/2009 01:22 PM, James Antill wrote:
>>
>> 3. Are there any attacks due to disk space used? Eg. If /var is low I
>> can probably install enough pkgs to make logging stop.
>>
>
> I'm betting there's still enough systems out there without enough space in 
> /usr for the entire package set.

That's kind of a silly exercise in what-ifs. The default anaconda
partition scheme is /boot, <swap>, and /. If someone wanted to fill up
the disk, they can just write to /tmp on a default install.

Regards,
-- 
McGill University IT Security
Konstantin Ryabitsev
MontrÃal, QuÃbec

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