How dangerous a Standard User could be to a FreeBSD box?
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Fri Jan 12 08:42:45 UTC 2007
James Long wrote:
> Nathan Vidican wrote:
> > Gotcha all beat, screw the 'standard user' issue... I had a client call
> > me once cause the office cat peed onto/into the server; no technical
> > expertise required whatsoever, no password, no re-wiring of network,
> > heck no opposable digits even or anything else for that matter, yet it
> > still managed to kill the server ;)
> Ah yes, the infamous cat(1) ppp(8) exploit. Much harder to clean up
> than cat(1) dump(8), too.
> Fortunately, the worst problem I've had with mine is occassional
> race conditions with mouse(4).
You mean like this one?
(cat(1) performing a DoS attack on mouse(4).)
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