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Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:57:42 -0400
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@...rmont.com>
To: Hanno Böck <hanno@...eck.de>
Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: ghostscript: 1Policy operator gives access to
 .forceput CVE-2018-18284

On Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:50:24 +0200 Hanno Böck <hanno@...eck.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:57:22 -0400
> "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@...rmont.com> wrote:
> 
> > Again, given that PostScript is an archival format for a lot of
> > documents, wouldn't a version of ghostscript with all the ability
> > to do anything dangerous removed from the interpreter at compile
> > time be rational?  
> 
> I think nobody here will disagree with you that this would be good
> to have.
> The question is: Who's gonna do it? Will you?

Good question. One obstacle for me is a lack of familiarity with the
codebase (which others here seem to have), but on the other hand, I
appear to have more motivation.

Perry
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Perry E. Metzger		perry@...rmont.com

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