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Re: bashbug chooses wrong $EDITOR executable

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: bashbug chooses wrong $EDITOR executable
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:01:28 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Chet Ramey wrote:
> Villeneuve wrote:
> > Fix:
> >     Do not prepend system paths in front of PATH in the bashbug script.
> >     Instead, these default paths could be appended to PATH if necessary.
> To do otherwise is a potential security hole.

It seems okay to leave PATH alone to me.  Why set it at all?

I don't see the security issue that you are concerned about.  Could
you educate me?


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