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Re: CVE-2017-14482 - Red Hat Customer Portal

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: CVE-2017-14482 - Red Hat Customer Portal
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:26:45 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (, GNU Emacs (

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> A file whose source you don't trust or are unfamiliar with should
> initially be examined with find-file-literally, if your security is
> indeed important for you.  That emulates what most other text editors
> do when you open a file.

Wow. I find this an extraordinary statement. For example, it means
that "emacs [-Q] somefile" could eg happily delete your home directory.
Please reconsider.

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