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On users' path
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: On users' path
- From: "Derelittus Maloratus" <tnt_(_at_)_acdc_(_dot_)_zzn_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 07:41:18 -0800
Hi... I am a OpenBSD newbie so please don't flame me...
I was just wondering why the PATH set by adding a
new user (with no 'special privilege') would include . ,
the current directory.
Now it is true that being it at the end of the path it's
not REALLY dangerous but there's some scenarios where it
still could be (like, say, I get into another user's home
directory and I mistype a command, executing something
that's gonna delete all the files in my home dir or something
Being OpenBSD developers so much concerned about security
(and anyway you did a really good job, you know who you are ;)
I thought the choice not to include the current directory in
the PATH by default would have been better (and yeah, users
can still fix it themselves anyway).
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