[arch-general] Why is it dangerous to run makepkg as root?

Bardur Arantsson spam at scientician.net
Sat May 17 16:49:10 EDT 2014

On 2014-05-17 22:08, Bardur Arantsson wrote:
> On 2014-05-17 21:50, Roland Tapken wrote:
>> Hi Bardur,
>> Even if your assumption about pacman is correct: Just let the malicious 
>> PKGBUILD write a file into /etc/cron.d/, /etc/systemd or something like that 
>> and you're doomed. No need for privilege escalation.
> Ah, yes. True, of course. I knew I'd missed something! :)

Hm. Rethinking this I was going to say something about listing (and
screening) all the files that a package *would* install, but it seems
that it's not possible to list files installed by a package before
installing it...?

(pacman -Ql only accepts installed packages, apparently.)


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