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bug#9196: integer and memory overflow issues (e.g., cut-and-paste crashe

From: Jan Djärv
Subject: bug#9196: integer and memory overflow issues (e.g., cut-and-paste crashes Emacs)
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 07:52:48 +0200
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Paul Eggert skrev 2011-07-29 23:03:

Also, it's not really true that I won't be the one that has to take
the time.  I have been taking the time to maintain and improve these
checks for months now.  I've found several serious bugs in the
process, some of which allow remote exploits.  I expect to find more
bugs, and I'll be happy to help in any future problems that crop up
in this area.  The goal is to have an Emacs implementation that is robust,
rather than one that crashes when given input that was thought
"couldn't happen".

I have no problem with checks that fixes bugs. But the checks that check for more than 2 billion command line arguments or more than 2 billion scroll bars or more than 250 million i/o sources simply does not make sense. It is just clutter.

        Jan D.

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