Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 16:46:35 +0000 From: Leonid Isaev <leonid.isaev@...x.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Shell wildcards considered dangerous? On Mon, Dec 09, 2019 at 04:28:35PM +0100, Noel Kuntze wrote: > The message was about the attack vector on applications that put together > argument vectors based on user input, not specifically about human use of the > shell. Then, why in "tar xf *.tar" the "*" is expected to mean anything other than a literal * (0x2a)? It is because of the shell globbing: "tar xf ./*.tar" will work without any "--". For example: -----8<----- $ echo -E "xxx" > "-b xxx.qwetr" $ file *.qwetr file: invalid option -- ' ' file: invalid option -- 'x' file: invalid option -- 'x' file: invalid option -- 'x' file: invalid option -- '.' file: invalid option -- 'q' file: invalid option -- 'w' Usage: file [-bcCdEhikLlNnprsvzZ0] [--apple] [--extension] [--mime-encoding] [--mime-type] [-e <testname>] [-F <separator>] [-f <namefile>] [-m <magicfiles>] [-P <parameter=value>] <file> ... file -C [-m <magicfiles>] file [--help] $ $ file ./*.qwetr ./-b xxx.qwetr: ASCII text ----->8----- Sincerely, L.
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