Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave Sainty <email@example.com>
Date: 12/04/1999 10:11:38
Simon Burge writes:
> Module Name: basesrc
> Committed By: simonb
> Date: Fri Dec 3 02:16:42 UTC 1999
> Modified Files:
> basesrc/bin/ps: extern.h print.c ps.1 ps.c
> Log Message:
> "ps -e" only shows the environment for the processes owned by the
> current user id or all process if run by root.
> Fixes PR security/5967 from Todd Vierling.
Sometimes -e on other users processes is useful in the same way that
using ps to see other users processes is (command line arguments etc).
This seems rather a half-hearted change (why not make other peoples
command lines/processes unviewable too?), and given that the
environment has historically been viewable, no-one should consider it
It seems to me to be hard to justify breaking this feature...