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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:43:54 +0300
From: Alexander Cherepanov <>
Subject: Re: Running Java across a privilege boundry

On 2014-12-18 20:50, Martin Carpenter wrote:
>> I requested a separate tag for relative RPATH a while ago:
>> Now we "only" need someone to write the code. :-)
> Great! Is that all we need? The tests reference the Debian policy manual
> (package debian-policy):
> (for completeness: also sections 10.2, 10.3).
> This references neither RPATH nor RUNPATH. Perhaps we need to fix that
> first?

> Suggested addition:
> Libraries that define RPATH or RUNPATH should ensure that this does not
> contain relative paths. This is to prevent an executable from loading a
> library from an untrusted location. (This should include the corner
> cases whereby the path starts or ends with a colon, or includes two
> consecutive colons).
> Did I miss anything?

Relative paths is not the only problem. /tmp is even worse:

Alexander Cherepanov

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