[Bug 131] New: Problems with sshd's compiled in default PATH.

bugzilla-daemon at mindrot.org bugzilla-daemon at mindrot.org
Fri Mar 1 08:58:09 EST 2002


           Summary: Problems with sshd's compiled in default PATH.
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: 3.0.2p1
          Platform: ix86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Build system
        AssignedTo: openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: smithj9870 at yahoo.com

Would it be possible to change the USER_PATH or _PATH_STDPATH variables to not
be defined at compile time which makes them get permanently built into the sshd
binary.  Instead make it a config option that could be changed post-install? 
One use of this is being able to make the software relocatable, except for the
/etc (sysconfig) files, which would really help in some circumstances.  It could
be an option in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file, similar to the Subsystem option
for sftp.  Currently you can just relocate it yourself as long as you make sure
the PATH is set correctly elsewhere, but leaving the old built in path component
there could be considered a security risk.


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