[PATCH] Change executable permissions for Android

Dmitry Shmidt dimitrysh at google.com
Fri Feb 25 13:16:23 EST 2011


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 6:23 AM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
> Thanks, applied. Though, please note that os_program_init() is is used
> with any program build from hostap.git, so it may not be the best place
> for this type of change unless this is really supposed to apply to both
> wpa_supplicant and wpa_cli (which, I would assume, are the only programs
> used currently and wpa_cli only in debug builds?).
>
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Security issues are making things more complicated. I have no really
good explanation
why we need it, but security team demanded not to run as root anything
that can be run differently.
wpa_cli is part of any build, but you need additional privileges to
run it anyway.
I hope my explanation makes sense.
Thanks,

Dmitry


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