Due date: February 3, 2006
Text, problem 13.1.
Text, problem 13.5.
Text, problem 23.1.
Text, problem 23.6.
The program setdate
runs setuid to root.
Its function is to change the date of the system.
Please analyze the robustness and security
of this program using the source code
(available from the class web page).
In particular, how hard would it be for someone to obtain excess privileges
using this program? How hard would it be for someone to supply input
that caused the program to crash, or do something wrong?
Text, problem 13.10.
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