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Re: Running NMAP as a non root user - patch
From: Richard Moore <rich () westpoint ltd uk>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 11:42:13 +0100

Pablo Fernández wrote:
I wonder how a chown root nmap; chmod +s nmap; installation would be a
security risk (given that nmap doesn't have a large vulnerability
records (that am I aware of)). Any comments on this?

I wouldn't want to bet on a system booting if you told nmap
to write its log file to /etc/inittab! ;-)

Richard Moore, Principal Software Engineer,
Westpoint Ltd,
Albion Wharf, 19 Albion Street, Manchester, M1 5LN, England
Tel: +44 161 237 1028
Fax: +44 161 237 1031

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