[ntp:hackers] NTP Release Candidate 4.2.8p1-RC1 Released

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Wed Jan 28 23:21:14 UTC 2015

Yo Harlan!

On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:13:10 +0000
Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:

> "Gary E. Miller" writes:
> > Yo All!
> > 
> > On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:23:09 -0800
> > "Gary E. Miller" <gem at rellim.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > So the decision was to punt the SHM permissions changes?
> A fix is in the queue - see http://bugs.ntp.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2627

Looks like the mode will now default to the old behavior,  that is an
important security fix as otherwise permissions would have been silently
loosend opening a seccurity issue.

But I see no indication of progress to 0660 mode which is the real fix.
Otherwise gpsd and ntpd both need to start as root and can make no changes
to SHM's after dropping root.  This has been a long standing issue for
gpsd resulting in inability to dynamically add time sources.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97701
	gem at rellim.com  Tel:+1(541)382-8588

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