The hack-local-variables function in Emacs before 22.2, when
enable-local-variables is set to :safe, does not properly search lists
of unsafe or risky variables, which might allow user-assisted
attackers to bypass intended restrictions and modify critical program
variables via a file containing a Local variables declaration.
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