MAJOR hole in 5.0
dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Fri Sep 26 15:10:21 PDT 2003
On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 14:43, Henning Rohde wrote:
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> Am Freitag, 26. September 2003 21:07 schrieb Dagmar d'Surreal:
> > On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 09:36, Daniel Roethlisberger wrote:
> > > Some people suggested that the user 'nobody' does not need to be there.
> > > I believe that is not true for some/most systems. The user 'nobody' is
> > > traditionally a non-priviledged user which owns no files (running
> > > Apache as 'nobody' is abuse of the rationale behind it, and thus
> > > considered harmful). Some daemons default to using 'nobody' when
> > > dropping priviledges in order to do unpriviledged work.
> > Name some. Everything recent and sane does not, and even old code tends
> > to be configurable. Most folks figured out that having more than one
> > thing using the nobody role account was a bad idea in the early 90's.
> Does anyone still use NFS?
> Is there anyone who remembers the mysterious user "nfs-nobody"???
> "nobody" is commonly the user, that gets assigned to files root (=uid0)
> writes on some NFS-mount, that has been exported without the option
> This is IMHO at least one valid reasons for this user to exist in any
> default installation, even for some firewall, where nfs should never be
> used on.
This would be the place where you would absolutely NOT want it.
> Another could be openSSH, I think I remember it needing this user for
> PrivilegeSeparation, but I could be wrong.
You would be wrong.
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