Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:10:51 -0700 From: Kurt H Maier <khm@...ops.net> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Fw: Security risk of vim swap files On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 10:54:08AM -0700, Tim wrote: > > Sure, you can argue that maybe some systems should ignore these files, > block access, etc, but it is pretty absurd to expect every other piece > of software in the universe to work around very unsafe defaults of text > editors. It's also fairly absurd to insist that people can run whatever program they want, wherever they want, on a production web server, without being familiar enough with the program to understand the risks. Anyone who edits files in the deployment path with an insufficient education is going to have problems, and not having noswapfile set is the least of them. khm
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