Fwd: buffer overrun in zlib 1.1.4

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Apr 26 18:08:13 PDT 2003


On February 24, 2003 03:38 am, Ian Molton wrote:
> > So not a single program uses it (whew, since I just got this thing
> > rebuilt, and wasn't looking forward to doing it again).
>
> perhaps then, a better patch would be to remove it altogether...

Maybe, but...it's not up to us to change the way a program or library works 
unless it's to fix something very obvious like a build problem. If at all 
possible we should strive to keep the code the same, just fixing the bugs in 
it, but not altering functionality.

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