[tex-k] [firstname.lastname@example.org: RHN Errata Alert: Command execution vulnerability in dvips]
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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