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Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 02:57:59 +0100
From: Christopher Allene <>
Cc: Jeremiah Cornelius <>
Subject: Re: Re: hard links on Linux create local DoS vulnerability and security problems

Jeremiah Cornelius ( wrote on 2003-11-26 at 14:18:
> And a mandatory system profile in /etc , which aliases ln as 'ln -s' might 
> help.  One for each valid shell.

How would such an approach avoid people calling symlink(2) or
unalias/whatever ?

Seems as good as security through obscurity to me.

Christopher Allène

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