Manual Reference Pages - PRIV_FORK (3)
priv_fork - create a child Privman managed process
priv_fork creates both a child process, and a child Privman manager process,
and connects them together. The child process of the calling process
will actually be the child of the calling process. The new Privman
manager process will be a child of the old Privman manager.
The managed process can, of course, call regular fork() at any time.
If it does, the child process will inherit the pipe to the Privman
manager process. This will not allow the child to cause the manager
process to grant unauthorized privilege, but may cause it to become
The applications configuration file. See
for more details. The configuration file will have to set the
fork statement to true for this call to succeed.
There are probably races in error handing, but they should not be
exploitable. They may make proper error handling impossible.
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