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Re: CVE-2014-7169 vs CVE-2014-6271

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: CVE-2014-7169 vs CVE-2014-6271
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:07:13 -0400
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On 9/26/14, 1:06 PM, Alan Wild wrote:
> Not that I get a "vote", but if I did... I'm completely supportive of
> dropping function "importing" support when bash is invoked as /bin/sh (or
> --posix).  This is clearly bash-specific functionality that isn't needed
> for POSIX-compliance.  Seams like a much more reasonable middle-ground then
> pulling it altogether.

Let me say this again: the point of bash Posix mode is not to reduce
bash's functionality to just what Posix requires.  It never has been.
The reason for Posix mode is to change behavior where the default is
different from what Posix specifies.  Posix explicitly allows this,
and other Posix shells have extensions beyond strict Posix conformance.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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