On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Mark Murray wrote:

> If you are worried about someone reading the disk of a rebooting box,
> then you need to be worried about console access; if your attacker has
> console, you are screwed anyway.

For most people, yes. But it's like all of the buffer overflows in
non-setuid utilities: they're not security risks for the vast majority of
users, but who's to say there won't be a situation somewhere when it is
one. Better not to take the risk, since it's not necessary here.


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