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Re: tcb - the alternative to shadow
Sat Sep 09 09:45:22 2006
Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Aug 2006 11:04:26 -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
> Hmmm. What is the advantage of this scheme? The first disadvantage
> that springs to my mind is that any attacker that gains user privileges
> (browser bug or whatever) can suddenly change the user password.
How is that a disadvantage, compared to existing systems? With previous
systems, if you gain user priv you can also change user password. I think
the idea of tcb is that's all you can do. No suid root stuff is used.
(Honestly, I don't know much about tcb - I just thought it might be of
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