Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: source-changes
Date: 07/26/1999 22:57:07
On 26 Jul 1999, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > Log Message:
> > Use "groff -S -Tascii" instead of "nroff" to avoid security problems
> > if "man" is used by "root". Fixes PR security/8069 by Matthias Buelow.
> This really didn't fix the entire problem.
> In general, groff should be rigged so that "-S" is the default, and a
> new option added to turn *off* that functionality.  Otherwise, every
> time anyone troff's a document a potential disaster might occur.

Maybe have a look how OpenBSD fixed this?

 - Hubert

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