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Re: PServer authentication

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: PServer authentication
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 13:44:00 -0400

Larry Jones wrote:

> Mike Castle writes:
> >
> > I was always under the impression the those using OpenBSD were doing so for
> > security reasons.  And pserver is far from secure!
> As long as all the users have shell accounts on the server, a typical
> pserver installation won't allow them to do anything they couldn't do
> from the shell account.  pserver is only a security problem when you
> want to allow access to untrusted users.

That's assuming that the user can't write to the CVSROOT directory.  Anyone who
can write or overwrite the CVSROOT/passwd file can give themselves root if your
cvs installation is running as root.  If you run pserver as some other user
that's not a problem.


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