Re: WWW Security Hole -- Bull!
Thu, 12 Aug 93 19:45:33 EDT

What WWW (and also Gopher) offers is something without precedent a few
years ago; a very general ability to pass around objects which, when
received, cause someone else to perform a particular network
transaction without being specifically aware of doing so, potentially
turning clients into gateways. Is it so surprising that there are new
security concerns? I'm amazed (and pleased) there have been so few

- Marc
Marc VanHeyningen MIME, RIPEM & HTTP spoken here
Don't take this wrong (i.e., from the tone of the last two messages), but what
about MIME??! The MIME/ghostview security hole was potentially much more devastating than
the one you've uncovered for many reasons. From your analysis, I would say that we should
throw out MIME...

Rich Brandwein