Bug#493937: Bug#484305: bicyclerepair: bike.vim imports untrusted python files from cwd

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Wed Aug 6 03:21:23 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 23:07 -0400, James Vega wrote:

> While this does provide a workaround for the issue, this is behavior
> inherent in the way Python is designed and should be fixed in Python.
> If we choose to instead address every application that embeds Python,
> we're just creating an endless stream of work for ourselves.

Possibly. I did file a bug [rejected] on reportbug itself just a few
days ago, because it also will load from . if '' is in the pythonpath.

OTOH perhaps having '' in sys.path is always wrong and we should start a
mass set of bugs to prevent it?

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