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    • deuce's avatar
      Fixed command-line parsing for separates · a4eaca71
      deuce authored
      a4eaca71
    • deuce's avatar
      Linux will now (sort of) run as a non-root user. After hours of trying · 772ac0b2
      deuce authored
      to track down the issue, I finally gave up... as a result, there is a new
      feature!
      
      Linux will no longer completely drop it's root privs (It never really did
      anyways, and you couldn't possibly make it... but now it does so even less)
      
      As a result, Linux can now recycle all servers when running as non-root.
      
      From a security standpoint, doing this is more secure than running as root,
      but less secure than the behaviour on POSIX.4 compliant pthreads.  Running
      the BBS as root means that if a user can create a file with the name of his
      choice, or pass *any* command through to a shell, that user will get root
      access to the machine.  Using the new behaviour, the user would need to
      trick the Synchronet binary itself into executing arbitrary and specially
      crafted code... probobly using the dreaded buffer overflow... of which
      there are probobly some in the web server code.  :-)  If the user can do
      this much more tricky feat, then the user gets root privs.  If not, the
      user will have to find something else to exploit on your system.
      
      Knowing that some *BSD users (surely not OpenBSD users though) will want to
      trade security for convenience, I stole a page out of the Sendmail book and
      implemented a "DONT_BLAME_SYNCHRONET" make option.  Compiling like this:
      gmake DONT_BLAME_SYNCHRONET=1
      
      Will implement this same behaviour on non-Linux platforms.  Allowing this
      partial security feature.
      772ac0b2
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