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Re: Bash security issue

From: Steve Simmons
Subject: Re: Bash security issue
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:07:36 -0400

On Sep 27, 2014, at 6:51 PM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 09/27/2014 04:21 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
>>> 2) build a 'real' /bin/sh without those compiled in. This begs the 
>>> definition of 'real', but IMHO if it's not in POSIX, it shouldn't be in 
>>> 'real' /bin/sh
>> This is dash's niche.
> If you want a truly minimalist shell that will loudly complain at
> attempts to use extensions, use 'posh' instead of 'dash'.
> But Chet's point remains - there's no need to dumb down bash to serve as
> a minimalist shell, because that's a maintenance burden, and there are
> already other projects that have decided to take on that role.

Noted. Thanks.


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