What of cron?
Posted Jul 20, 2006 8:11 UTC (Thu) by robbe
In reply to: What of cron?
Parent article: Denial of reality vulnerabilities
> but there are plenty of programs that execute scripts located in particular
> directories of /etc"
Care to name a few affected programs/services?
Things that execute everything in a directory (e.g. /etc/rcX.d) are not vulnerable, because core files are not executable. I tried feeding one to bash, dash, and zsh all bombed out with errors (bash's being most wise).
There may be programs as stupid as cron, but they should be fixed, if only in the interest of safety (guard against errors).
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