Talkback for article: 182, January2001

Security Holes - part I

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From: Renardy Alain <arenardy(at)acv-csc.be> [ date: 2001-06-27 ]
How can you set the PATH variable to be able to call the application you want (for instance a kde app in /opt/kde/bin) and forbit the usage of unwanted programs ?
If you set the PATH yourself, your application will rely on assuptions about the filesystem layout.
If you do not, you expose yourself to this simple attacks.

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