The recent redhat-rpm-config change and you
pjones at redhat.com
Tue Jun 21 18:07:29 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 13:41 -0400, John Dennis wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 13:20 -0400, Peter Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 13:06 +0200, Tomas Mraz wrote:
> > > > More (much more?) work for little gain, but likely the correct solution
> > > > would be to configure SELinux policy to recognize a python program
> > > > trying to write a pyo file and allow that to pass. (Coupled with %
> > > > ghosting.)
> > >
> > > No, that wouldn't be secure. The written .pyo file could be arbitrary
> > > code which if run again for example from a different security context
> > > could exploit your system even more.
> > Just to be sure, is this really a problem at all? We're not shipping
> > python set up to generate the .pyc and .pyo files by default, AFAIK,
> > we're merely making rpm run the .pyc's through python -O.
> > So if you log in as root and run some random python program that has a
> > bunch of .py's in /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/, that shouldn't be
> > generating .pyc's and .pyo's.
> > This is _just_ /usr/lib/rpm/brp-redhat running brp-python-bytecompile,
> > which in turn uses python -O to make .pyc's. It's not something at
> > runtime.
> I think Tomas's observation is correct. The python interpreter we ship
> does attempt to generate .pyc files when it executes a .py file if its
> non-existent or out of date.
vroomfondel:~$ cat > foo.py <<EOF
> print "foo"
vroomfondel:~$ chmod 0755 ./foo.py
vroomfondel:~$ ls -l foo.*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pjones pjones 30 Jun 21 14:05 foo.py
It does? I don't _think_ I've changed anything related to that...
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