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From: Dan Cross <>
To: Alec Muffett <>
Cc: TUHS <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: In search of SunOS 4-era security advisory.
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2023 12:30:45 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

That's it. Thanks, Alec!

On Wed, Jan 11, 2023 at 12:28 PM Alec Muffett <> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jan 2023, 17:13 Dan Cross, <> wrote:
>> 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
>> thing?
>>         - Dan C.

      reply	other threads:[~2023-01-11 17:32 UTC|newest]

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

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