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Re: Percent sign in message

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Percent sign in message
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 23:49:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Stuart D. Herring" <address@hidden> writes:

>> I'd want to mention that format string vulnerabilities are a common
>> attack vector for viruses.  They will not likely be exploitable in
>> Elisp, but it shows that they are not rare among programmers (indeed,
>> one such case prompted the release of Emacs 21.4), and could cause
>> weird effects.
> This is off-topic, but what was the case that prompted 21.4?  I've never
> seen it described.

Well, the diff is short enough.  A format string vulnerability in the
movemail executable.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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