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

From: Ludwig, Mark
Subject: RE: CVE-2017-14482 - Red Hat Customer Portal
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:08:28 +0000

> From Glenn Morris, Monday, September 25, 2017 4:27 PM
> 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.

It is an unhappy reality, but this is no different from other sophisticated
file formats.  Consider the wisdom of "firefox foo.html" where 
you do not know what is in foo.html.  You may /think/ you just want to 
"view" what is in foo.html....

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