[php-maint] Bug#758185: Bug#758185: php5-common: installation fails with . in $PATH
zcalusic at bitsync.net
Fri Aug 15 10:39:12 UTC 2014
On 15.08.2014 10:57, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> Hi Zlatko,
> I will fix that in git, but having "." in $PATH (especially for root
> is a very bad bad practice and really should be avoided due security
No, it's not. It's a bad practice ONLY if some requirements are met,
which has not been the case here, for a long time.
> Imagine someone dropping a malware binary in /tmp ...
That someone already has a root password, so it's easier for him to use
it than to drop malware and wait for me to step on it. ;)
The point being of course, dot in the PATH is dangerous ONLY if you are
on a multiuser machine where there are people with shell access who you
can't trust. I haven't seen such machine in decades, and of course I'll
remember to remove the all-dangerous dot from the PATH then. In the
meantime, my boxes are so much friendlier with the dot included. :)
Thanks for quick response!
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