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Bugtraq archives for 4th quarter (Oct-Dec) 1996: Re: BoS: Urgent !! Serious Linux Security Bug....

Re: BoS: Urgent !! Serious Linux Security Bug....

Alan Cox (coxacableol.net)
Fri, 25 Oct 1996 17:05:19 +0100

> have stomped on some important kernel data structure.
>
> Opinions?  Confirmations?  Specific kernel code snippets with explanations
> (for those that don't hack that particular system's kernel)?

Not in the Linux case. The bug was (and I suspect is in some other cases)
a 16bit/32bit value problem.

Alan