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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: security hole with ScriptLog
Date Sun, 12 Jan 1997 13:32:19 GMT
On Sat, 11 Jan 1997, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> > I certainly wouldn't brush the problem aside. It's a security hole with
> > very nasty consequences if abused. People testing Auth protected scripts
> > are going to leave passwords in the ScriptLog file. Security holes don't
> > get much worse that that.
> Yes they do - this "attack" has to be from someone who has access to the
> ScriptLog and wishes to do damage to someone else on their server, and even
> then it's limited to forging auth.

we allow people to shoot themselves in the foot with /etc/passwd being
used by some.

> Maybe a "ScriptLogSecure" directive which prevents logging of sensitive
> information is the best way to do this.

that'd help. Calling it Secure is an invitation for someone to
prove it's not though  :-)

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