[SECURITY] Simpleinit root exploit

Rob 'Feztaa' Park feztaa at shaw.ca
Sun May 26 22:26:30 PDT 2002


Alas! Donald G. Wilson Jr. spake thus:
> I subscribed to this list wondering how security problems are handled
> before installing LFS.  I am at a total loss here as to what is being
> described. I am also to a total loss as to the workaround (running
> xdm).  This is a home linux box that everyone in the family uses (6
> yr. old prefers kde, 15 yr. old prefers gnome, etc.) Graphical login
> managers provide a simple solution to this situation.  Does this mean
> I shouldn't bother w/ LFS?  Do these kinds of problems get resolved at
> a later point, or is it just another gearhead deal of running linux?
> Presently I run MDK 8.2., was upset i actually spent money on suse
> 8.0.
> 
> I want a clean Linux that is only doing things I told it to do so I
> thought of LFS, but was afraid security issues would be left behind.
> Suggestions?  I am interested in security since I have a static IP.
> Thank you in advance for your time.

If somebody else in the house knows how to write a bootscript, I'd
worry. Otherwise, don't sweat it. 

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