[oclug] Permissions on /dev/audio
ptanguay at magma.ca
Thu Aug 23 08:13:08 EDT 2001
On Thu, 23 Aug 2001 bbarnett at L8R.net wrote:
> Well..... what if you had a microphone attached, and someone remotely could
> listen to everything you said? What if the computer alerts security people
> with a sound about breakins into the building, or intrusions online, and
> someone turns the audio down.
> It may seem silly, but since the OS could be used for anything.....
I see what you're saying but, it seems to me that a more common denominator
would make more sense. If I have special application needs, I can secure
towrads that. However, this particular /dev/audio setup just invites newbies
to run as root, on account that "I can only play music as root". Definitely
not secure then !
> As for other devices, you have your hard drives, etc in /dev, so you definately
> do want to be paranoid about /dev.
For sure - I was talking about /dev/audio only
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