Posts Tagged: hack

Checking the Disk Quota #2

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This is similar to the previous disk quota exploit I mentioned, except that this time an attacker can exploit the inode quota on the disk. This quota defines how many files user can use/store on a disk/partition. If there is no capping on this value, a user process can occupy all the inodes available on […]

Linux Hacks — Process Quota

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One way an attacker might try to crash your machine is to exploit the process quota — more specifically to exploit the fact that a process quota is not set. The process quota defines an upper limit for the number of processes a user can run at any moment in time. If this is not, […]