findutils segfault patch

Allen Brooker allen at brooker.gb.net
Sat Oct 19 02:33:30 PDT 2002


I've got it on my LFS 4.0 system. AMD Athlon 1700+, MSI Via KT400 Mobo, 512
MB DDR RAM, 2x 40 GB HDD

Personally, I would recommend mentioning the patch in LFS

Allen

"Mark Hymers" <markh at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote in message
news:20021018210426.GA12293 at markh...
> On Fri, 18, Oct, 2002 at 02:26:21PM -0600, Gerard Beekmans spoke thus..
> > On October 18, 2002 01:49 pm, Mark Hymers wrote:
> > > It is quite a serious bug if it hits but whether we should roll it
into
> >
> > How can it be exploited? ie cause a segfault on purpose?
>
> I meant bug not security flaw.  It's quite serious in that it can mess
> up the locate program completely.  Dean has seen it although I have to
> confess that I haven't.
>
> > Yeah I'll write the desc files later (no time now, please remind me if I
> > forget)
>
> Will do.
>
> Mark
>
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