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From: Joe Knall <joe.knall@×××.net>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-security] mount noexec and ro
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2006 10:55:25

can/does mounting a partition with noexec, ro etc. provide additional 
security or are those limitations easy to circumvent?

Example: webserver running chrooted
all libs and executables (apache, lib, usr ...) on read only mounted 
partition /srv/www, data dirs (logs, htdocs ...) on 
partition /srv/www/data mounted with noexec (but rw of course), no cgi 
Server is started with "chroot /srv/www /apache/bin/httpd -k start".

Any cognition? Is this useful, nice, nonsense?
Keeping the chroot updated and so on is not my concern here.

Thanks, Joe
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-security] mount noexec and ro Wolfram Schlich <lists@×××××××××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-security] mount noexec and ro Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>