startup error for pflogd

Will Andrews will at
Mon Jun 21 16:17:30 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 04:39:10PM +0200, Max Laier wrote:
> I'll try to explain the reasoning behind this. If there are a zillion 
> processes all owned by nobody:nogroup and an attacker manages to obtain 
> control over one of them, the rest might be easy/easier prey. The evildoer 
> will have better chances to obtain critical resources and maybe root in the 
> end.

I think this is a good approach.  In fact, that's what I do on my
public mirror servers, i.e. allocate dedicated users for specific
tasks to eliminate privilege escalation through them.

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