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Re: [Jailkit-users] Jailing a web server app?

From: Olivier Sessink
Subject: Re: [Jailkit-users] Jailing a web server app?
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 09:48:21 +0100
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Rich Morin wrote:
> I'm building a wiki that will allow users to put executable code
> into their pages.  This could be very handy, but it obviously is
> also a security challenge.

There are a lot of challenges, such as code that runs in an unlimited
loop (DOS atack), code that downloads and runs a rootkit (and
compromises your system), code that starts sending spam, etc.

a chroot may make some of this abuse harder, but nothing is made impossible.


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