Subject: Re: Removing dm(1)
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/1997 10:48:25
On Tue, 18 Nov 1997 10:37:26 -0800 (PST) 
 Curt Sampson <> wrote:

 > This was already explained in detail. Set your screen height to 25
 > or less, run /usr/games/fish, ask for instructions, and then spawn
 > a subshell from the more(1) that displays the instructions. You
 > are now the games user, and can replace any game you like with a
 > trojan with the same functionality, but that also squirrels away
 > a copy of /bin/sh suid to user running it, or does whatever else
 > you like as that user running it. Do this with fortune(6), for
 > example, and you nail some users (such as me) every time they log in.
Ah, thank you.  I was hoping this is what you'd tell me.  Basically,
now I can give you an example of significant functionality that
dm(8) provides...

Curt: I suggest you edit /etc/dm.conf to disallow games that spawn pagers
until this issue is dealt with.  :-)

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