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Wednesday, October 15 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Linux Capabilities: A Safer Root than SUID Root - Alessandro Selli, Synergia S.R.L.

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Still in the III millennium some mainstream distributions come with SUID root binaries. Their security implications have long been known. A way to do without many of them without impacting regular user activities is presented. It's been long Linux was endowed with a safer and more fitting solution: meet capabilities(7), a modern, lean way to safely delegate a subset of superuser rights to unprivileged users. Learn their pros and cons compared to SUID and why it's high time that sysadmin be aware of them and that applications be designed to take advantage of them.

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Alessandro Selli, Synergia S.R.L.

IT technical operations manager, Synergia S.R.L.
Linux sysadmin since 2002, holder of a LPI level 2 certificate, manager of the employer's LAN and mixed-environment infrastructure. Current projects include: 1) teacher of Linux-related courses, from beginner to sysadmin/network administrator, or LPI-certification level 1 and 2 oriented classes. 2) Documentation writer/translator for employer's customers. From time to time employed as a consultant to telecom customers as a troubleshooter... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 02