Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:18:43 -0700 From: Tim <tim-security@...tinelchicken.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Fw: Security risk of vim swap files > > 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. I don't disagree. But this isn't just about exposures via web servers. tim
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