[Tutor] What are security holes?
dsh8290 at rit.edu
Sat Jan 26 20:42:31 CET 2002
On Sat, Jan 26, 2002 at 02:09:21PM +0100, A wrote:
| We are going to install Python on our Linux server. Are there any
| security holes for hackers? What would we be careful about and
| how we should set it up? Are there any guidelines for installing
# apt-get install python2.2
:-) (well, if by "linux" you mean the "debian" distribution)
The problem with having python is the same one you will have with
perl, sh, gcc, g++, ruby, tcl, etc. Each of those allows a person to
instruct the computer to do something. You certainly don't want to
make your python binary SUID root or something.
I am not aware of any "gotchas" wrt to installing python on a system.
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and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?
I the Lord search the heart
and examine the mind,
to reward a man according to his conduct,
according to what his deeds deserve.
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