Security in xdvik, was: Re: [tex-k] secure mode of dvips should be default
Sat, 2 Jun 2001 19:34:01 +0200
Sebastian Rahtz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I just need to compile it all and test... (I am doing this because I
> am also integrating the latest T1-aware xdvik into TeXLive. Does the
> same problem occur in xdvi?)
You mean, with shell escapes being enabled by default?
This is not the case with xdvi(k); they are disabled by
default (`-allowshell' enables them). I've just checked it:
the description in the man page reflects the actual
The source special feature has no known security issues
either (no shell commands are used to invoke the editor,
but explicit forks).