[tex-live] PStricks is broken with XeTeX with latest TeXLive update

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 16:24:13 CEST 2011

2011/4/28 Vafa Khalighi <vafa018 at gmail.com>:
>> Becasue this is a problem with gs, and maybe we don't want to fix it.
> fair enough. But this problem did not exist before.
>> Any your tone is extremely rude, we are volunteers, you don't pay for
>> our services, so you could show a bit of politeness, which is so important
>> in many cultural backgrounds.
> I did not say that with a tiny bit of intention to be rude and if you felt
> any rudeness from my side, then I apologize. What I really meant was that it
> was working fine before but now it does not so perhaps something has
> changed.
The problem is that in principle GS can read and write files. It is
therefore possible to create a malicious EPS file that will damage the
contents of your disk. Option -dSAFER disables I/O. If you remove this
option as default, you open a potentian security hole. Users should
know what they are doing before such a change an they should know
whether the files are safe enough..

Zdeněk Wagner

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