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Post with embedded latex makes channel unusable


#1

Summary

A specific post in a direct chat caused the direct chat channel to be unusable until the post was deleted in the database.

Steps to reproduce

Using mattermost 4.7.2.
Post the following to a channel:

this:
```latex
		\begin{eqnarray*}
			\Delta\sigma_{R} = \sigma_T - \sigma_I)
		\end{eqnarray*}
```

Expected behavior

Channel does not break

Observed behavior

All users in that channel saw a blank screen every time they navigated to the channel (whether using the browser or a desktop client). They had to re-open the client/browser to navigate to another channel.

After deleting this post, normal behaviour returned.


#2

Thanks for reaching out. This is a known issue in version 4.7.2 and we released a fix for it in version 4.8 so if you upgrade that should fix it.


#3

I don’t seem to have permission to view that ticket, but thanks - will test it after next upgrade!