Safe Terminal
Safe Terminal
0.3

4.9

Safe Terminal free download for Mac

Safe Terminal

0.3
26 February 2006

Minimizes Terminal utility script executions (for recent security issue).

Overview

Safe Terminal fixes a security weakness with Mac OS X Terminal utility, when it execute shell scripts without the user confirmation.

If Safari "Open safe files after download" is enabled, its possible to create malicious shell scripts that will be executed by the Terminal automatically after you download them. It is also possible to create malicious shell scripts that look like a document or a folder, that will be executed by Terminal on double click without warning.

After Safe Terminal is installed, the Terminal utility will show an alert before executing a shell script, allowing the user to confirm or cancel. The usage of the Terminal to type and run commands is not effected in any way.

What's new in Safe Terminal

Version 0.3:
  • Show an alert before executing a shell script.
  • test.command display also a text message.
  • Improved documentation.

1 Safe Terminal Reviews

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Ignoring all the delicacies of Safari (I use Camino) this app works perfectly to block terminal scripts in disguise. How to disguise a terminal script as a Word file: 1). create script.command 2). rename to yourfilename.doc 3). 'get info' in finder, make it always open with terminal this will get you a file that looks like a .doc, has the name of a .doc, and executes without warning when double-clicked. Ezxept if this app is installed of course.
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Version 0.3
Ignoring all the delicacies of Safari (I use Camino) this app works perfectly to block terminal scripts in disguise. How to disguise a terminal script as a Word file: 1). create script.command 2). rename to yourfilename.doc 3). 'get info' in finder, make it always open with terminal this will get you a file that looks like a .doc, has the name of a .doc, and executes without warning when double-clicked. Ezxept if this app is installed of course.
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Version 0.3
2 answer(s)
Hendrik-Hero-Hamlet-Wouters
Hendrik-Hero-Hamlet-Wouters
26 February 2006
Oh, and relying on Terminal.app for your app is a really really bad practice*, that can easily be avoided. (Even with AppleScript) *I hev been guilty of this myself, though. Sometimes we programmers can be extremely lazy :-D
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Version 0.3
Nir-Soffer
Nir-Soffer
26 February 2006
This version (0.3) should not break software that rely on the terminal, it will only make be more annoying to use when you have to confirm the execution of the script.
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Version 0.3
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App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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