[tex-live] Evtl. Virus in TeXLive

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 6 01:02:11 CET 2007

Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

>     [according to Engine B of the antivirus part of GData Internet Security 
>     does the file microtype.pdf which can be found in the directory 
>     \texlive\texmf-dist\doc\latex\microtype on the Tex Collection 2007 - DVD 
>     that is sold in Germany seem to contain a CVE-Exploit]
> I can only imagine that this is a false positive from your antivirus
> software.

fwiw, i checked it using the department's software, and the result was

i've never yet seen a true positive on tex material.  (the nearest was
an emtex-based script that renamed files: this qualifies as a dos virus,


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