Shred File Wiper Insecure File Deletion Vulnerability

Solution:
The program's author, M. Leo Cooper <thegrendel@theriver.com>, notes: "I have 'officially' retired the package, will no longer distribute it, and e-mailed the Sunsite maintainers, asking them to remove it from their archive. This should resolve all remaining issues." ... "I therefore advise discontinuation of the use of the "shred" package. I have no plans to bugfix or update it, since Tom Vier's "wipe" package accomplishes the same job, and in a more thorough fashion."



 

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