Ownership of kernel headers

Zack Winkles sativa93 at bellsouth.net
Sun Oct 13 11:16:37 PDT 2002


Zack Winkles wrote:
> When we unpack the kernel at the beginning of chapter 5 we neglect to
> change their ownership to root. In their current condition if a user
> just happened to get assigned the same UID as the kernel, then they
> would have free reign to modify the sources to their heart's content.
> Do we really want a user modifying our kernel sources without the
> permission of the administator? I think not...

s/chapter 5/chapter 6/g
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