Should samba become_root() before calling panic action?

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Wed Apr 9 16:36:11 GMT 2003

On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 09:30:30AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> If a user can kill an smbd then we have much bigger problems!

> Can a user kill an smbd, that always has a real uid of root, and an euid
> of user?

Empirical testing on Linux 2.4 says 'no', but I won't swear that it's not
a problem on other platforms.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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