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Re: [Xen-devel] severe security issue on dom0/xend/xm/non-root users

On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 01:47:35PM -0600, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> > You can't stop local connections from non-root users but there's not a
> > whole lot of reason to have non-root users in domain-0 anyway.
> Fedora wants to adopt xen and I don't think they remove the VGA-card
> from domain 0.

Indeed.  I guess I need to think about restricting connections
to xend to localhost only - and maybe even through a unix
domain socket instead of a tcp socket ...

Note that I do not believe that xend access should be root
only, people may want to run management software under another
UID.  As long as domain 0 doesn't get any untrusted users,
things should be fine.

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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