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solaris tape dev permission stupidity
From: jg () FALSE NET (joshua grubman)
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 18:14:53 -0400


hi,

this is rather silly and obvious, but i couldn't find anything in seaching
the old archives on geek-girl.com.

problem:

under solaris, scsi tape devices (/dev/rmt/*, which are linked to the st () x,x:
devs in /devices) are created with the permissions bits set to 666. this allows
a mallicious user with a login on your system to 'mt erase' the contents of any
tape devices connected to your system.

solution:

this is a tough one. i'll let you figure it out yourself.

~josh

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josh grubman / http://false.net/~jg
"if you don't ask, i won't upset you"



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