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PATH variable in zip-slackware 2.0.35
From: steve () CELL2000 NET (Steven Alexander)
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 1999 12:36:28 -0800


I recently downloaded the zip disk version of slackware 2.0.35 and I noticed
two entries that I didn't like in the default PATH:     :/usr/andrew/bin
and:.
The directory /usr/andrew doesn't exist and shouldn't be included in the
default path.  Also '.' should never be included in root's default path as
it gives the possibility that a user might place a trojan into a his/her
home directory or another user writeable  directory.  i.e.: placing a shell
script 'mroe' in their home directory that creates a SUID copy of bash
before executing 'more' .  Anyway, placing '.' in your path is a bad idea.

cheers,
Steve



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