[SECURITY] Simpleinit root exploit

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun May 26 13:49:57 PDT 2002

On Sun, May 26, 2002 at 10:24:34PM +0200, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> No, maybe this was badly phrased but I meant the term "program" to include
> boot scripts. Whatever code is executed as bootprog or by code run as
> bootprog is vulnerable, regardless of whether it's an ELF binary, a Perl
> script, a shell script or whatever. So the workaround is to be read as
> "Do not start *anything* that interacts with untrusted users directly or
> indirectly as bootprog/finalprog/ctrlaltdel". 

So far for convenience of booting into graphical userinterface at boottime.
Oh well :)

Gerard Beekmans

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