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Secure use of the power of chroot

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chroot is an important tool in your server security arsenal:
chroot command and chroot system call might sound like a good security measure - one command executed and plain old UNIX "cd /" no longer transports you to a root directory of the system. Instead, you are bound to stay in the restricted part of the filesystem, surrounded only by files chosen by a paranoid system administrator. In fact, that is how it should be.

Is it possible to break out of chroot solitary confinement? Yes, if certain conditions are met. In this paper we will analyze what chroot is good for and also what chroot is bad for.
 read more | mail this link | score:2079 | -Ray, December 11, 2001 (Updated: April 1, 2005)
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