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Re: [opensuse] Now what? Glibc bug, vulnerability
On 02/17/2016 10:16 AM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:

the asnwer is easy:
I did not have a look at the code, and I guess you haven't either
... and the same applies to the rest of the world.

So much for Raymond's proposition that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs
are shallow"!

But you haven't answered a few parts of that quesation.

This is old code that was revised and the revision broke it. It worked
before, why was it changed to something that was broken?

Buffer overflow is one of the classic programming bugs. We have
scanners that search code for it.

Next up: if this was found so long ago why is it only now that it is
being fixed?

A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?

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