[chuck-users] Question re: installing ChucK on Mac

Hans Aberg haberg-1 at telia.com
Sat Aug 7 14:31:46 EDT 2010

On 7 Aug 2010, at 14:27, Kassen wrote:

>> Though restrictions can be implemented, that is not so in Mac OS X.  
>> In addition, when one does a 'sudo', it is valid for a few minutes,  
>> which can be exploited by malware, by trying every minute if the  
>> user has enabled root permissions.
> It might be preferable to restrict root access to a single bash  
> session, or perhaps to require it for every command. System-wide  
> root access sounds a bit excessive to me, but I don't know what  
> considerations went into that choice.

I checked how it can be turned off, would there be a concern. (On mac  
OS X, the default time is 5 minutes.)  Also see 'man sudoers'.

First choose your favorite editor, say by
   export EDITOR=emacs
   sudo visudo
and add a line
   Defaults  timestamp_timeout = 0

This loophole is probably considered rather theoretical: you would  
somehow need to get a malware program and run it. One can cut off the  
time using 'sudo -k'.

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