[texhax] seeking description of TeX *.exe for security review
karl at freefriends.org
Tue May 15 20:59:30 CEST 2007
Has anyone written up a brief description of the many *.exe
in any of the various distributions?
There are 389 files in bin/win32. No, I'm not aware of anything that
gives (say) a one-line description of each one. That would hardly prove
anything with respect to security, anyway.
The TL documentation describes some of the major programs, of course,
but I doubt that is anything your security people will be interested in.
Maybe the fact that the non-Windows TL is now included in various
GNU/Linux distributions, all of whom are very security-conscious, could
carry some weight?
What are other file extensions that may cause concern? *.dll?
I imagine so. .bat comes to mind also.
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