Re: SECURITY ALERT! [Re: How do you execute shell scripts in Mosaic]

Vinay Kumar (vinay@eit.COM)
Tue, 7 Jun 94 16:57:05 PDT

Done ! I did this a while ago. Take a look at:

Only SunOS, IRIX5.1+, and OSFV2.0 versions available for now.


  Vinay Kumar

> From Tue Jun 7 16:17:46 1994 > From: Pete <> > > Yep - what I am trying to do is execute a script that compares the > script that you have asked to be executed with a set of scripts stored > in a directory that only I have write access to - if the script to be > executed is the same as one in my directory then the script gets > executed, otherwise the user get a message/window displaying the > first page of the script and gets asked if they really want to execute > the script (the default being NO). > > I'm sure there are all sorts of security holes with this strategy that > I haven't thought about - which I hope you will now tell me about ! > > > That's effectively what I did - and it worked (with Mosaic and Lynx) > (I have used .mailcap and .mime.types in my $HOME directory and > mailcap and mime.types in /usr/local/lib/mosaic) > > Pete >