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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: CVE-2017-14482 - Red Hat Customer Portal
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:17:49 +0300

> From: Robert Thorpe <>
> Cc:,
> Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:29:17 +0100
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> > That's an unrealistic requirement; nobody will ever do this. Emacs must
> > make sure to never run untrusted code when visiting a file, unless the user
> > explicitly asked for (via the enable-local-eval variable).
> I think it would be very useful if Emacs had a concept of trusted-zones.
> So, a person could declare their main local partition to be trusted.  Or
> they could declare it to be trusted except for the browser cache (for
> example).

I think we currently lack the infrastructure to support such
functionality in Emacs.  IMO we should welcome work on such
infrastructure, if someone wants to step forward and lead the
development in that direction.

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