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Christophe Biocca
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And the attacker cannot blindly give such rights to the victim; there is a check so that a suspicious victim must accept a proposed grant before it takes effect.

That does solve the issue I had in mind: the attacker granting execute instead of portal permissions to its own code, the victim, unaware of this, calling into it and giving attacker-controlled code in-turf access.

Making each grant subject to approval does solve this issue, and means the program can simply check a purported portal call address once (to not have execute permissions at all) and use it safely afterwards. Then even revocation of the portal permission wouldn’t later cause problems for the program (beyond faulting).