[ILUG] unix mail script virus hole long before windows?
paulj at alphyra.ie
Tue Jul 10 11:23:31 IST 2001
just reading some tanenbaum last night and a little point came up:
Postscript is a programming language and can do file I/O etc... and
his point was: mail clients might automatically run postscript
attachments through an interpreter.
so what happens if a postscript file that does whatever the postscript
equivalent of rm -rf ~/* gets run through ghostscript?
if the worst case: does this mean Unix has had a mail scripting hole
long long before Outlook+vb came along?
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