FS#43964 - [minidlna] create a user/group instead of using nobody, which is not secure

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Daniel Micay (thestinger) - Thursday, 26 February 2015, 16:04 GMT
Last edited by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Thursday, 26 February 2015, 16:49 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Among other issues, any process running as `nobody` can ptrace (debug) another process running as `nobody`. Arch enables ptrace_scope by default now, but it can't be relied upon because it's commonly disabled for compatibility or to attach debuggers to your own processes without root access.

It's better to have 2 services running as nobody than both running as root, but it's unnecessary to leave services vulnerable to each other like this. Using nobody rather than root is better in the case where the service is exploited, but it makes the service itself more vulnerable.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Thursday, 26 February 2015, 16:49 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed