• From: Brad Knowles <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 15:38:03 +0200

At 10:30 PM +0200 2003/08/22, Michael Rossberg wrote:

>  bad news. enabling SUID feature in kismac 0.05d to 0.05d3 will open a
>  local root hole on your system. this basically means that everyone with
>  enough knowledge can upgrade his account to a root account on your
>  system.
>  there are two things you can do about this.
>  1. disable the SUID feature (default)
>  2. install kismac 0.05d4

        What about those of us who have installed 0.05d3 but have not 
enabled the suid feature?

        Is there anything else that has changed with 0.05d4?

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles@xxxxxxxxx>

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
     -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.

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!w--- O- M++ V PS++(+++) PE- Y+(++) PGP>+++ t+(+++) 5++(+++) X++(+++) R+(+++)
tv+(+++) b+(++++) DI+(++++) D+(++) G+(++++) e++>++++ h--- r---(+++)* z(+++)

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