[linux-elitists] sarge

Modus Operandi modus@as220.org
Sat Nov 29 17:51:05 PST 2003


In the immortal words of Mister Bad <mr.bad@pigdog.org>:
> >>>>> "MO" == Modus Operandi <modus@as220.org> writes:
> 
>     MO>     Anybody here know more about this? What dealbreakers are
>     MO> holding sarge back from "stable" status?
> 
> Apparently there are troubles with the robotfindskitten package that
> might hold the release up until 2005.
> 
> ~Mr. Bad

  The robotfindskitten database has a buffer overflow in the code that
  handles finding kittens (the find_kitten() function). When the robot
  finds the kitten, the buffer overflow will occur and arbitrary code
  may be executed by a remote kitten with the permissions of the robot.

  +-----------------------------------------------------+
  | [-]                .::. .::.              |\_/|     |
  | (+)=C              :::::::::              |o o|__   |
  | | |                ':::::::'              =-*-=__\  |
  | OOO                  ':::'               c_c__(___) |
  +-----------------------------------------------------+

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