Re: [dev] [ii] exposed password on process monitoring

From: Rob <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:53:07 +0100

On 15 June 2012 03:40, Andrew Hills <> wrote:
> If you don't want the password argument to appear in ps/top listings,
> you can write over argv like curl does (see references to
> cleanarg(char*) in src/tool_getparam.c and the function definition in
> tool_paramhlp.c:133, at least in curl-7.26.0). I'm pretty sure that
> writable argv is guaranteed by C89, although that doesn't really mean
> anything in practice... but it works on Linux.

You can't depend on this - what if another user's process snapshots ii's
argv array before ii overwrites it?

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