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Re: [opensuse] Now what? Glibc bug, vulnerability
On 02/17/2016 10:08 AM, Stevens wrote:


On 02/17/2016 11:22 AM, Christopher Myers wrote:
Pardon my ignorance on this, but is there any way to harden the language
itself so that it's less
prone to issues like this?


In a word, NO!

Sure there is.

The problem is, it would break just about everything, because decades of
bad programing habits made deliberate use of the weakness.
Maximum length is seldom a part of the definition of a string.

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