The default configuration of the shell_escape_commands directive in
conf/texmf.d/95NonPath.cnf in the tex-common package before 2.08.1 in
Debian GNU/Linux squeeze, Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 LTS, and possibly
other operating systems lists certain programs, which might allow
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TeX document.
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