Add root drive mapping to default config file
m.hearn at signal.qinetiq.com
Tue Jun 3 05:39:26 CDT 2003
> In that case, the root mapping meant things
> got out.
IIRC the virus was your typical Outlook email worm, which doesn't even
need temporary files as far as I know, let alone a large read only drive
full of stuff it doesn't understand. Whether root is mapped or not would
make little difference to those kind of things.
> Mapping the root is a bad security decision, even if we don't see the
> exact attack vector at the moment.
The most interesting stuff for hackers/virus writers is almost always in
the home directory, which is mapped by default. So, I think people
overrate the importance of the rest of the system files here.
Mike Hearn <m.hearn at signal.qinetiq.com>
QinetiQ - Malvern Technology Center
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