Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Lionel Bouton (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 17:46:36 EST

Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> [...]

> But this is not a bad reason. Allowing people to avoid running suid
> programs is a *good* reason.

Usually yes. But for a code that simply parses /dev/kmem content without
taking args...

Just took a quick look at dmidecode.c and auditing this code doesn't
seem out of reach.

What's the difference security-wise between running this code in kernel
space and in a suid prog? Avoiding loading libraries?

Frankly I don't see the point.


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