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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: baselayout changes for livecds
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 19:29:05 +0100
On Saturday 17 January 2004 18:06, Brad House wrote:
> no, the rcscripts must now parse the kernel commandline opts
> to get a few options. There's really not many other ways to
> do it.  Besides you just proved by your statement that someone
> could instead pass   init=/bin/sh  and override any sort of
> init process, so trying to make the 'cdroot' option secure
> is obsurd, as there's 10 million other ways to get in if you
> have direct access to the computer.

The big difference is that init=/bin/sh does not give you a normal working 
system, cdboot however could be abused to get a normal functioning 
passwordless console. That would allow incapable systemadmins to decide to do 
this, or even tell others to do it (the latter I want to prevent).

Paul

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