[IronPython] Default install location and site-packages

Giles Thomas giles.thomas at resolversystems.com
Tue Oct 6 10:53:17 PDT 2009


Michael Foord wrote:
> (I'm honestly not sure how creating a writable directory is a security 
> issue?) 
I suspect people are thinking of an attack where an untrusted user 
installs a package that looks like a normal one, but actually does 
something nefarious like install a rootkit (and perhaps does what the 
package is meant to do as well).  If the administrator then uses the 
package, the machine is compromised.


Cheers,

Giles

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