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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:31:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:

> However, if the overlong sequence came from the network, and Emacs
> propagates it unchanged to internal subsystems[*] (e.g. via command-line
> arguments to subprocesses), that's not good.  It exposes another program
> to invalid input -- a program that might not be designed for exposure to
> possible attacks via overlong encodings.

At least it doesn't make it worse (it is unchanged from the situation if
you remove Emacs as a filter).


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