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Re: Image mode

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Image mode
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 18:41:07 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     The consensus seems to be that the way to handle the (hypothetical)
>     risk of security holes due to image library bugs is to patch the image
>     libraries if such bugs are found, NOT to hobble image display in
>     programs that use them.
> Can you say where you've seen this concensus affirmed?
> Who is it a consensus among?  I want to get some idea of
> how much we can trust their judgment.

It is an implicit conclusion, drawn from the fact that no other
graphical program prompts users before displaying images.

Security conscious (or paranoid) users can easily disable image
support in Emacs, so what's the problem?

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