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Re: forwarded message from Jeff Licquia

On Wed, 2002-07-17 at 04:35, Martin Schröder wrote:
> On 2002-07-17 00:44:21 -0400, Simon Law wrote:
> > 	I can imagine latex.ltx containing a couple extra
> > \openin15=.ssh/identity , \openin15=.gnupg/secring.gpg and
> > \openout15=.shrc commands[2] as put there by someone who has cracked an
> This is not possible on a default TeX installation.

[quotes about security protections removed]

So you agree that LaTeX can be the source of a security hole.  Having
agreed to that, you can also appreciate our need to fix such holes
immediately once discovered - in some cases, without asking permission

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