sshd executes ~/.ssh/sshrc without using user's shell

Markus Friedl markus.friedl at
Wed Mar 21 06:33:36 EST 2001

On Sat, Mar 17, 2001 at 02:14:22PM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> I am considering allowing (relitivly) untrusted local users onto my
> fileserver, so they can use SFTP to access their home directories.
> I have a custom shell, (a taint-mode enabled perl script) that allows
> users to change their password, which I have modifed to only allow a
> '-c' command for the sftp-server.  
> I have also disabled TCP port forwarding.  However, some reading of the
> OpenSSH code suggests that, while most commands sshd excutes use the
> users login shell, the popen call for .ssh/sshrc does not.  
> (session.c:1342 and there-abouts).  
> Is this an issue?

yes. in the future, subsystems will probably ignore this file.

> Or do I have bigger things to worry about?

nothing that i can think of.

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