[CentOS] defense-in-depth possible for sshd?

John Doe jdmls at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 10 13:49:19 UTC 2012

From: Bennett Haselton <bennett at peacefire.org>

> On 1/10/2012 5:16 AM, John Doe wrote:
>>  The sshd child is running as bob; so it has bob (and not root) rights...
> Yes, I understand that.  What I said was that if you could take complete 
> control of the sshd process you were connecting to, even if that process 
> was completely unprivileged, you could still make it say "Accept a login 
> from 'root' with password 'foo'" and then log in as root.

How would your bob owned child sshd take complete control of the 
parent root owned sshd...?


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