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Re: Setting up chroot jail with cygwin
On Apr 4 23:29, Warren Young wrote:
> Bryan D. Thomas wrote:
> >"Kevin Hilton" wrote:
> >>Can anyone point me to a link telling me how to set up a chrooted jail
> >>with cygwin?
> >I used this:
> >$ /bin/chroot.exe --help
> Can that be relied upon? chroot is a system call on Unix and Linux,
> which is how it can ensure that the process doesn't step outside the
> box. Is there a comparable feature in the Windows kernel that provides
> the same feature? Lacking that, all a determined hacker would have to
> do when attacking a buffer overrun bug is make their injected code first
> attack the cygwin1.dll before doing whatever nefarious task they want to do.
There's no chroot concept in Windows. Cygwin's chroot is just sort of
a fake to get applications using chroot running.
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