[tex-k] [rhn-admin@rhn.redhat.com: RHN Errata Alert: Command execution vulnerability in dvips]

Tim Waugh twaugh@redhat.com
Tue, 5 Nov 2002 11:53:04 +0000

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On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 02:22:26AM +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> BTW., I don't know which printing system is currently used by
> RedHat, but with a simple BSD system it does not make much sense to
> run dvips as user "lp".  The reason is that a dvi file might contain
> relative links to included graphic files.  If lp gets the dvi file
> from the pipe, it doesn't know where it comes from and cannot
> resolve the (relative) paths to the graphics.

That's right.  Starting with Red Hat Linux 8.0 there is no longer a
print filter for DVI files since it can't work reliably (for the
reason you give).


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