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From: Dan Cross <>
To: TUHS <>
Subject: [TUHS] In search of SunOS 4-era security advisory.
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 12:11:28 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

The security vulnerability in question could be briefly summarized as,
"Fortran divide-by-zero gives root." I think that was just a specific
manifestation of the underlying problem, though. More specifically it
was actually due to failure to sanitize state after handling a SIGFPE
(and possibly other signals as well?).

I have a distinct memory of this, but can no longer find any evidence
for it. Did I just make it up from whole cloth, or was this actually a

        - Dan C.

             reply	other threads:[~2023-01-11 17:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-01-11 17:11 Dan Cross [this message]
2023-01-11 17:27 ` [TUHS] " Alec Muffett
2023-01-11 17:30   ` Dan Cross

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