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Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:02:45 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: update on CVE-2008-5718

On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Thomas Biege wrote:

> New patch attached, the old one was missing spaces.
> Hope the blacklist is complete now...

Would a "-" character allow an argument injection attack by inserting
dangerous command-line switches?  Things like being able to add a "-rf" as
an argument to the rm command...

I assume there's something undesirable about quoting everything unless
it's alphanumeric?

- Steve

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