I am a programmer and as part of a website I need to be able to take LaTeX source files and compile them, then return the pdf to the user. This seems dangerous since a malicious user could e.g. read ...
I have recently been asked to add a digital signature to a report (which I wrote using pdflatex). Is there such a mechanism in the TeX/LaTeX world or am I better of using external software to verify ...
My texmf.cnf file contains these lines: % Allow TeX \openin, \openout, or \input on filenames starting with `.' % (e.g., .rhosts) or outside the current tree (e.g., /etc/passwd)? % a (any) : ...
We are using Acrobat digital signatures in my organization. With Acrobat Professional you can put in a signature block that allows signing with a client-side digital signature. This is something ...
How do CTAN maintainers make sure all the uploaded packages and classess in CTAN are free of malicious code?
There are a large number of packages (plus some classes) uploaded and updated in CTAN (other mirrors as well). How do the CTAN maintainers make sure the uploaded stuff is free of malicious code? Do ...
Possible Duplicate: How can I safely compile other people's LaTeX documents? I've got a Linux server that is rendering LaTeX documents, I want to disable the access of LaTeX to system ...
A few days ago I installed TexLive 2014 on Windows. I just compiled a document today to test it and Biber is recognized as a Trojan Horse by AVG Free. The message says: BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX. From ...
I'm building a webapp that takes latex code from users, which is then compiled serverside. Now latex creates a huge system vulnerability since it is turing complete and you can basically hack the ...
Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?
TH. writes, in How should one use \write18 with BibTeX: Background Now that TeX Live 2010 has a restricted \write18, I figured it'd be reasonable to update my cv which uses the bibunits package ...