Leonard Rosenthol on Thu, 11 Oct 2001 15:57:40 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Postscript, Ghostscript, and pdf

At 3:04 PM -0400 10/11/01, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 01:02:36PM -0400, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:
 >And giving a userland process access to your video card's DMA
 >(and, by way of that, all memory), which anyone running XFree86 is
 >doing, is better somehow?
	Different issues...

Not when you're badmouthing DPS for being insecure it's not.

	Different types of insecurity...

Because DPS includes a full blow PS interpreter, that means that a program can do just about anything - access the file system (modify and/or delete files), access the network, etc. That's a LOT more insecure that simply running code in user space.

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