Bug#316154: [tex-live] Re: Bug#316154: texmf.cfg: Close possible security problem

Hans Hagen Outside pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Aug 27 18:16:13 CEST 2005

Hilmar Preusse wrote:

>Well, the submitter spoke about some mal code sent to somebody, who
>calls it and the LaTeX file does something really bad. I don't know
>how realistic that scenario is. Well, normally I don't read very long
>documnents before processing them....
since one can open a file and write to it, one can overwrite a system file and mess up a machine; there is not much that one can do about it, (apart from setting permissions of files/paths) since tex jobs needs auxiliary files; just don't process files you don't trust


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