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Re: GNU Sharutils and security

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: GNU Sharutils and security
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 19:06:17 +0200
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On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 06:45:47PM +0200, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Before that, maybe it's time to split that package? uuencode and uudecode are 
> occasionally
> useful and can therefore be reasonably part of a distribution. However, shar 
> and unshar
> being a security leak by design, and being obsoleted by the addition of MIME 
> attachments
> to email protocols, I think shar and unshar shouldn't be installed on any 
> Unix system by
> default.

What about moving uuencode and uudecode to GNU mailutils?  Does it make sense?

Stepan Kasal

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