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Fixing CAP_SETPCAP

Fixing CAP_SETPCAP

Posted Dec 24, 2010 10:15 UTC (Fri) by trasz (guest, #45786)
In reply to: Fixing CAP_SETPCAP by zooko
Parent article: Fixing CAP_SETPCAP

@zooko: No, it's not. Linux capabilities are basically about replacing suid bits with something more fine-grained, and it doesn't improve security much, IMHO, although it's nice from the marketing point of view - "hey, look, no suids!".

In other words, Linux capabilities are about giving additional privileges to processes, and what you're asking for is about adding additional restrictions to processes.


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