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Re: FC6 and cdburning



Alan Cox <alan redhat com> writes:

>> Compromising firmware of one device on IDE bus = at least
>> compromising both master and slave.
>
> You should assume host compromise because patched firmware can fiddle with
> things like setuid bits. Actually you should assume that you'll never use
> the device again and have to bin it. For most universities and many other
> environments thats probably worst case.

Precisely, though sometimes host compromise without actually destroying
the writer may be a bigger problem than just a damaged drive (which,
with a bit of luck, could be brought back to life).
-- 
Krzysztof Halasa


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