ken_i_m at ken_i_m at
Tue Jan 6 13:22:07 PST 2004

On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 03:05:21PM -0600, Amanda Lynn Rossmiller (sleepynyago at wrote: 
> i remember reading somewhere that kernel modules'
> use should be discouraged in a secure system...

As I recall the argument, someone could load a module that would allow 
them to do whatever they wanted.  However, to do this the attacker 
needs root and as Cox pointed out if such an attack could be successful 
one's problems are much greater then loadable modules.  A case of closing 
the barn door after the horses have already gone to town.
I think, therefore, ken_i_m
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