Bug 11414 - xemacs-packages dir by default 777
Summary: xemacs-packages dir by default 777
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: xemacs
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2000-05-15 08:45 UTC by Vladimir Vukicevic
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-15 16:15:08 UTC


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Description Vladimir Vukicevic 2000-05-15 08:45:35 UTC
XEmacs 21 (and up) includes support for an automatic package installing
system. The problem is that, by default, /usr/lib/xemacs/xemacs-packages
is installed with mode 777, thus allowing any user to upgrade packages --
but also to introduce any trojan horses or any other such things,
especially on shared systems.

Since xemacs is so complex, this can be exploited in many ways (i.e.
hacking term.el or shell.el to save passwords, etc.)

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-07-12 15:28:19 UTC
This was fixed at some point. Thanks.


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