[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 12282] [PATCH] xflock4: Do not override PATH with hardcoded value.

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Fri Jan 29 14:59:32 CET 2016


--- Comment #2 from Jarno Suni <8 at iki.fi> ---
So isn't the solution then that system administer changes PATH so that it does
not contain user-writeable directories? Well, in terminal a regular user can
change PATH though.

I think it would be safer to check in xflock4 that the command is not
user-writeable and is owned by root. (I have a shell function for that.)

If the command told by an xfconf variable is used for locking, it can be
changed by regular user to run some command that might not lock anyway, but
supposedly not as harmful command.

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