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  Vanishing Features of the 2.6 Kernel
Subject:   Security and binary modules
Date:   2002-12-18 14:59:07
From:   anonymous2
It appears to be a practical necessity, at least for now, to allow binary-only driver modules. Unless I'm mistaken, this opens a large security hole into the heart of the kernel; a module that isn't subject to peer review is liable to contain anything.
This suggests that it would be desirable to build a censor into the kernel API that accepts modules, so as to limit the facilities the module has access to.