REBOL 3.0

Too much security on non-Windows releases

Carl Sassenrath, CTO
REBOL Technologies
7-Oct-2009 19:40 GMT

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With the release of A87 on OS X and Linux, a little problem pops up:

carl@ubuntu: ./r3 test.r
...
Evaluating: test.r
** Access error: security violation: %../test.r
...

Well, that's the ultimate security, isn't it? You don't get to run anything. This of course is a bug. You should be able to run your scripts from the command line arguments.

The work-around for your own trusted scripts is to use the -s option:

carl@ubuntu: ./r3 -s test.r

You can add back some security in your rebol.r file with a line like:

secure [file quit %./ allow]

We'll research the problem and get this fixed, hopefully by the next release.

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