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[bug-gv] [bug #12156] -dSAFER security fix

From: Jose E. Marchesi
Subject: [bug-gv] [bug #12156] -dSAFER security fix
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 12:15:36 +0000
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                 Summary: -dSAFER security fix
                 Project: GNU gv
            Submitted by: None
            Submitted on: Sat 02/26/05 at 23:34
                Category: PDF rendering
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open



The gv-3.6.1 hack to make pdf files work with gs-8.00 (and later) introduces
a security hole: it effectively circumvents the whole point of the -dSAFER

The right way to fix this is illustrated in the attached patch (which also
reverts the current hack).


File Attachments:

Date: Sat 02/26/05 at 23:34  Name: gv-3.6.1-gs8.patch  Size: 2.68KB   By:



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