[colug-432] less

Jeff Frontz jeff.frontz at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 13:57:06 EST 2014

less itself doesn't seem to be to blame-- it's the environment variables
that cause invocation of helper filters.  The mailing list entry referenced
in the article (http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Nov/74 ) offers
what appears to be good advice:

At this point, my best advice would be for users to unset LESSOPEN and

LESSCLOSE if set by their distress.

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM, tom <thomas.w.cranston at gmail.com> wrote:

> I read that using the less command line will make me vulernable to malware.
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2851692/less-means-more-to-malware-authors-targeting-linux-users.html
> Has this problem been dealt with, or should I not use less? Is there an
> alternative command I can use instead of less? I am using LinuxMint 17
> Cinnamon.
> Tom
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