[vlc-devel] Lua extension and vlc.misc

Kaarlo Räihä kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 21:00:23 CET 2012

28. helmikuuta 2012 21.41 Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org> kirjoitti:

> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 08:31:13PM +0200, Kaarlo Räihä wrote :
> > Do these contain full paths? (e.g. /home/myname or
> c:\users\peter.jackson)
> > Because some people might complain about privacy violations, like they
> did
> > with automatic album art downloads.
> This statement about privacy of folders is even more ridiculous, that any
> .dll plugin of VLC has access to all of those.
> And plugins can be automatically loaded, with the right score. While, by
> default extensions are not loaded.
> And we do not sign .dlls.
> Compiling a VLC plugin.dll is quite simple and the audit of C code is
> harder than a lua one.

If there is an official site where people can download LUA script, then
someone can abuse that. And yes, LUA has been abused before

Most people don't know what LUA can do (or what it can't do). In forums
people have downloaded YouTube scripts made by someone, and I am sure most
of them don't know even what those scripts do.

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