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Re: Bug Reporting

From: Pierre Gaston
Subject: Re: Bug Reporting
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:27:26 +0300

On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 11:16 AM, Avinash Thapa <address@hidden> wrote:
Hi, I'll report the bug via email only.

In this, you are able to get the /etc/passwd file inside an error, this thing looks weird to me so I thought to report you this thing.

Just write in your terminal
bash -i '/etc/passwd'     and hit enter and you'll see the passwd file is shown as error,

Similarly if you have root privilages so write
bash -i '/etc/shadow'

you'll get shadow file as error. Please find the attached screenshot for the same. :)


Well it tries to execute the file and show the lines where it gets an error, it's a useful behavior when you try to write a script.

If you have read access to these files and can run bash, you can print them anyway eg:

bash -c 'echo  "$(</etc/passwd)" '

so it's hardly a security issue.

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