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(forw) Re: VIM worm

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  • Douglas L. Potts
    Sorry for the forward and cross posting, but I originally meant for it to be posted to the lists, and it originated on vim-users but is really a vim-dev item.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 29, 2003
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      Sorry for the forward and cross posting, but I originally meant for it
      to be posted to the lists, and it originated on vim-users but is really
      a vim-dev item.

      ----- Forwarded message from "Douglas L. Potts" <pottsdl@...> -----

      Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 10:39:36 -0500
      From: "Douglas L. Potts" <pottsdl@...>
      To: "HALIM,SALMAN (HP-NewJersey,ex2)" <salman@...>
      Subject: Re: VIM worm
      Message-ID: <20030129153936.GC7095@...-sys.com>
      X-Editor: Vim 6.1 http://www.vim.org/

      On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 10:21:21AM -0500 HALIM,SALMAN (HP-NewJersey,ex2) wrote:
      > Wow. It might be easier to remove this option than to try to sandbox its
      > behaviour. Or is it not too hard to not execute system or library calls
      > from modelines? (Since they are somewhat restricted already, right?)
      >
      > Salman.
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Luc Hermitte [mailto:hermitte@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 10:12 AM
      > To: Vim ML
      > Subject: VIM worm
      >
      >
      > Hello,
      >
      > I have request for VIM developpers. It seems the 'foldexpr' option must
      > be withdrawn from the list of options that can be set from the modeline.
      > Check for instance the kind of use that can be done with it:
      > http://www.neworder.box.sk/showme.php3?id=7583

      I believe that Bram already fixed this by not allowing libcalls from
      within the modeline.

      Let me get the patch number... 265

      HTH,
      -Doug

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      Douglas L. Potts
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      view." -Obi Wan Kenobi
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      ----- End forwarded message -----

      -Doug

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      Douglas L. Potts
      "In a world without fences, who needs Gates and Windows?"
      (from Bram Moolenaar's varied list of quotes, no attributed author)
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