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SubjectRe: moving affs + RDB partition support to staging?
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On 04/27/2018 03:26 AM, jdow wrote:
> And before I forget there are two features of the RDBs that I heartily recommend never implementing on Linux. They were good ideas at the time; but, times
> changed. The RDBs are capable of storing a filesystem driver and some drive init code for the plugin disk driver card. That is giving malware authors entirely
> goo easy a shot at owning a machine. Martin S., I would strongly suggest that going forward those two capabilities be removed from the RDB readers in AmigaOS
> as well as Linux OS.

I assume removing the feature for AmigaOS isn't really possible since we don't have
the source code for that, do we?

Also, if I remember correctly, Mac partitions can store filesystem drivers as well
and its actually a feature being used in MacOS. parted received a patch some time
ago to fix the correct handling for storing the filesystem driver in the partition
table.

I would be generally against removing these features as I don't think the security
risk is relevant for the majority of users. The Amiga is a hobbyist machine these
days and AmigaOS has certainly way more on than way to be compromised through
vulnerabilities.

Adrian

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