[launchd-dev] UserName ignored on per-user LaunchAgents
launchd at khiltd.com
Wed Dec 5 09:31:02 PST 2007
On Dec 5, 2007, at 12:48 AM, Kevin Van Vechten wrote:
> With launchd, it's now possible to get rid of the setuid binary
> (which avoids a whole class of potential privilege escalation
> vulnerabilities) and replace it with a LaunchDaemon that executes in
> a privileged context. The Cocoa application can send an IPC message
> to the Daemon, and the daemon can perform the privileged operation
> (Authorization API can still be used to create an "external form"
> that can be validated across the IPC channel).
I'm afraid I don't understand what is meant by the term "external
form" here. Are you suggesting that the authorization API be used to
prevent rogue applications from utilizing the IPC services vended by
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