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Old 03-14-2012, 06:09 PM
Default OT chromium/chrome sandbox


I installed chrome and also new version of chromium, but I installed
both only for a single user that I only use to use chrome/chromium. I
installed chrome in /home/user/opt. Usually I do that with programs
that I download from internet.

Interestingly I noticed that chrome/chromium use some kind of sandbox
to isolate the process that renders the page. That is a good idea for
security purposes, but it requires to the executable chrome-sandbox to
have suid root access. I do not understand that. How about if there is
a bug in chrome-sandbox? Then some malicious code could get root
access which is even worse.

I am running chrome with the option --no-sandbox, and I didn't set the
root suid to chrome-sandbox. Do you think that this is a good idea?


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