Safe Terminal

0.3 26 Feb 2006

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

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Developer website: Nir Soffer

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

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

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 and later.

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Details

Downloads
2,939
Version Downloads
2,457
Type
Utilities / Security
License
Free
Date
26 Feb 2006
Platform
OS X / PPC 32
Price
Free