Re: [PATCH] User chroot

From: Paul Menage (
Date: Tue Jun 26 2001 - 20:24:07 EST

>Paul Menage wrote:
>> This could be regarded as the wrong way to solve such a problem, but
>> this kind of bug seems to be occurring often enough on BugTraq that it
>> might be useful if you don't have the resources to do a full security
>> audit on your program (or if the source to some of your libraries
>> isn't available).
>Why do this in the kernel when it's available in userspace?

But only root can set this up, since you currently have to be root in
order to chroot(). The (only) advantage of the user chroot() patch would
be that users would be able to do the same thing without root


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