[OS X TeX] i-Installer 2.82 released. Security release: all users requested to upgrade
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Oct 11 00:14:53 CEST 2006
I have noticed that the setup of i-Installer brings with it a
potential security issue which is also potentially serious. This find
(by myself, luckily) is not a happy event for me.
I have patched i-Installer. As a result, installing i-Installer with
drag-and-drop from the II2.dmg volume is now deprecated. The II2.dmg
now contains an Apple Installer.app package which installs i-
Installer. Also, upgrading with the i-Installer i-Package is supported.
i-Installer itself now contains some basic checks for this security
All i-Packages will be upgraded/released shortly and they will all
contain a check for i-Installer version 2.82 or up to force users to
The issue is serious enough for me to speed the release of many i-
Packages I have been working on and to kill all older releases of i-
Installer from the .dmg repository.
As a result of the speed up of the releases, there is no testing
period for those i-Packages and I therefore expect that there will be
more problem/bug reports than usual. My apologies beforehand.
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