should looking at an interface with 'ifconfig' trigger a
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Fri Aug 8 13:18:51 UTC 2008
Andrew Thompson wrote:
> Pete French wrote:
> > > The bce driver is not properly generating link state events.
> > OK, that explains why it doesnt failover - but why does looking at it
> > with ifconfig make a difference ? surely that should be 'read only ?
> ifconfig will cause the media status to be read from the hardware at
> which time the link change is generated as it is different to the stored
Shouldn't that be considered a security flaw? After all,
you can perform "ifconfig $IF" inside a jail to list the
interface configuration, but you're not allowed to make
Given your description above, it means that it is possible
to modify the interface configuration (cause a failover)
from within a jail. That's not good. I think that needs
to be fixed, or at the very least it needs to be properly
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