Re: setEnvironmentVariable DBus method for wpasupplicant

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 07:26:12AM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:

> However, the supplicant does need to be able to poke wireless stuff that
> requires root privs, so there may need to be privilege separation or
> something like that within the supplicant like you suggest.  But you
> don't need to do _all_ crypto in the user session, you only need to run
> the bits that derive the TLS session key (and rekeys perhaps) since
> those are the only bits that really require the user secrets directly.

wpa_supplicant 0.6.x has support for privilege separation that allows
the wpa_supplicant process to be run as any user (wpa_priv process will
be used for operations that require root access). Actually, this moves
even more than all crypto into non-root user context.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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