[Twisted-Python] tap security problem

Itamar Shtull-Trauring twisted at itamarst.org
Wed Oct 9 22:17:56 EDT 2002

On Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:44:45 +0200
Paul Boehm <typo at soniq.net> wrote:

> as i see it, tap r/w access shouldn't be any different from application code access 
> in terms of severity.

Sure - allow reads but *NOT*!!! writes. Because if you let var-www write to python code that's going to be imported by a suid root app you're in a bad situation.

If your tap is run by root it should not be writable by non-root users.

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