Bug 31520

Summary: db2XXX scripts have unsecure parameter passing
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: matti aarnio <matti.aarnio>
Component: docbook-utilsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Description matti aarnio 2001-03-12 17:04:06 UTC
package: docbook-utils-0.6-11

The  db2pdf(*),  db2dvi, db2ps, and db2rtf are all of
style:

#! /bin/sh
jw -f docbook -b rtf $*

while they should be:

#! /bin/sh
jw -f docbook -b rtf "$*"

in case any of the passed options have IFS characters in them...

(*) The db2pdf is at package  docbook-utils-pdf  which isn't listed at RH
component dataset.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-03-12 17:08:38 UTC
(ITYM "$@".)  Thanks for spotting it.


Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2001-03-12 18:42:38 UTC
Fixed in docbook-utils-0.6-12 in rawhide, although I don't think it's really a 
security issue.