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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:40:49 -0700
From: * <turmoil@...vacyrequired.com>
To: fulldisclosure@...lists.org
Subject: Re: [FD] Back To The Future: Unix Wildcards Gone Wild

On 06/28/2014 03:26 AM, steel-wing@....net wrote:
> Unfortunately, this analysis is just as flawed as defencecode's.
> Programs like 'rm' are even less "to blame" for this than the shell.
> As to the proposed solution:
> What you are suggesting is to have rm attempt to match every
> option passed to it against every file single before said file
> is to be removed. Correct?

I'm mostly siding with the others on the list saying this is both very
old, and mostly a non-issue, but the problem shown isn't in called
programs, like rm, but of the shell.
If there ever is to be a fix for this, it'd probably be to have an
option of the shell to warn the user that there are strings in any
expanded variables that may be interpreted as -arguments.

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