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  1. #11
    Member d34dl0k1's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    are you saying if a user has access to vim and gcc, can they not compile and run software? though I suppose if everything they have access to is noexec...
    Last edited by d34dl0k1; June 10th, 2007 at 05:38 AM.

  2. #12
    Just Another Geek
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    Yes, they can still compile their programs. But because of the noexec bit they cannot execute the resulting binary (or scripts for that matter).

    If you're that worried about your security I highly recommend removing gcc from production machines.
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  3. #13
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    I agree.... 'chmod' does all my job for my machine which is frequently shared with my friends. they try all they can to delete or modify contents from a directory which is shared but read only. There are some softwares in that directory for my use but thay cannot execute it.

    Even though this is of course not a n enetreprise scenario, but then it is all the same case. 'chmod' is good enough to protect the files.
    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

    - Albert Einstein

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