[distcc] some questions

Aaron Lehmann aaronl at vitelus.com
Sun Sep 29 21:03:00 GMT 2002

On Sun, Sep 29, 2002 at 10:15:01PM +0200, joerg.beyer at email.de wrote:
> for xecurity reasons, you should not have a compiler installed
> on a firewall. A compiler is a powerfull tool for an attacker - so he
> should not find one on a firewall.

I'm sorry but this is false. A compiler is NOT a dangerous tool. It is
entirely unprivileged. An attacker can easily compile code on a
similar system and upload it to the target system, install a compiler
on the target system, or build a cross compiler on his/her own system
if necessary.

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