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Date:	Thu, 14 Aug 2008 21:02:26 -0400
From:	Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>
To:	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>
Cc:	Pavel Machek <pavel@...e.cz>,
	"Press, Jonathan" <Jonathan.Press@...com>, davecb@....com,
	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...nel.org>,
	Mihai Don??u <mdontu@...defender.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, malware-list@...ts.printk.net,
	linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org,
	Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...radead.org>
Subject: Re: [malware-list] [RFC 0/5] [TALPA] Intro to alinuxinterfaceforon
 access scanning

On Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:43:35 -0400
Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu> wrote:

> But Pavel is raising a good question.  In Eric's proposed threat
> model, he claimed the only thing that he was trying to solve was
> "scanning".  Just file scanning.  That implies no root privileges, but
> it also implied that he wasn't worried about malware running with user
> privileges, either.  Presumbly, that would be caught and stopped by
> the file scanner before the malware had a chance to run;

You bring up a very good point - malware does not need to
be stored on a filesystem in order to run or cause damage.

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