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Re: INN1.4sec on Linux
From: barr () math psu edu (Dave Barr)
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 13:48:04 -0400
In message <m0sue0r-00005AC () monad swb de>, Olaf Kirch writes:
there's a problem with INN1.4sec as distributed on sunsite and probably
a number of Linux distributions. Control messages are parsed by shell
scripts, which (at least for some shells) allow remote users to execute
arbitrary commands on your news host.
It should be noted that my INN 1.4unoff2 release includes a fix for
this. As far as I know, it fixes the problem.
It doesn't include a fix for rnews, however. I think rnews itself
should clear the environment itself and set the PATH.