[RFC] Security and Features in KPDF
bradh at frogmouth.net
Mon Jan 3 20:10:24 GMT 2005
On Tue, 4 Jan 2005 07:02 am, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> What are the usual kinds of command lines that users can execute from PDF
> documents? I imagine they are usually just opening web browsers and media
> players and other such things. Couldn't these normally be executed as a
> non-priviliged user?
They could, which would be safe but less useful, because that user shouldn't
be able to access the content that makes running the media player worthwhile.
It could be used to access a website - that would only have "someone at this
IP address just accessed your PDF file" type privacy implications.
What was the goal of this again? If it is just for a presentation with some
application, then just run the application up in the background and Alt-Tab
at an appropriate time....
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