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bug#37744: Per-user profile directory hijack (CVE-2019-17365 for Nix)

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#37744: Per-user profile directory hijack (CVE-2019-17365 for Nix)
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:36:30 +0200
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Bengt Richter <address@hidden> skribis:

> On +2019-10-17 22:25:58 +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:


>> > Imperialist nitpick: why list the foreigners first?  :-)
>> >
>> > Anti-imperialist nitpick: reversing the two allows using ‘other
>> > distributions’ instead of ‘foreign’ which always sounds a bit
>> > dismissive to my ears.
>> >
>> > End nitpick.
>> That makes sense to me; I’m not satisfied with “foreign” either (I think
>> the inspiration came from FFIs, but still).  Maybe “fellow distros”?
>> :-)
> Is not the important distinction whether the "foreign distro" can be generated
> with pure guix libre components using a pure guix tool chain vs not?

“Foreign distro” designates any distro other than Guix System.  From a
technical viewpoint, it’s sometimes useful to be able to make that


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