xpdf and acrobat reader hole

James Iwanek chthon at chthon-uk.com
Mon Jun 16 18:19:58 PDT 2003

Jochen Schroeder wrote:

> There is a whole in acrobat reader and xpdf which let's you execute any
> shell command from within a pdf-dokument. Nice thing if you embed rm -rf
> $HOME/* within an pdf-file. Am still not quite sure if this really is a
> hole or considered a feature ;-). Anyways here's the relevant link:
> http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2003-June/010397.html
> Cheers
> Jochen

shame mr `hack4life` is obviously a scriptkiddie ;-)

any fool knows you have a more robust hack if you were to replace monkey
with $USER ;-)

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