Bug 10028 - more secure /etc/man.config
Summary: more secure /etc/man.config
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2000-03-07 15:41 UTC by w.w.wouts
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-07 17:20:24 UTC


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Description w.w.wouts 2000-03-07 15:41:12 UTC
the lines:

TROFF           /usr/bin/groff -Tps -mandoc
NROFF           /usr/bin/groff -Tlatin1 -mandoc

in /etc/man.config should be changed to:

TROFF           /usr/bin/groff -S -Tps -mandoc
NROFF           /usr/bin/groff -S -Tlatin1 -mandoc

this makes it safer for root to use man

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-03-07 17:20:59 UTC
-S is enabled by default in groff.


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