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I would like to register the security issue: "import os; os.system('cat /etc/shadow')" demonstrates that without a kernel to check permissions (and without a user ID to be checked against), all filesystem safety guarantees go out the window. </joke>



Oh no! You have pwned a non-existing cloud VM :-)

More seriously though, you are right. The current implementation of the Linux syscalls interface does not enforce permissions and users. We plan to implement those correctly at some point.

This said, most use cases we are currently considering do not have any shared state and are mostly "throw away" execution environments. As such the missing access control checks do not seem to be a significant problem.




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