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[Bug 981522] sessreg Module experiences buffer overflow at high UID
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  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 09:11:50 +0000
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Egbert Eich <eich@xxxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Egbert Eich <eich@xxxxxxxx> ---
(In reply to Hennig Reinhard from comment #0)

Fast help would be appreciated.

Henning, I'm sorry, there won't be fast help for this I'm afraid.

This is openSUSE, everything here is pretty much 'best efford'. openSUSE is
free software: Ttere is a saying in the free software world: 'everybody gets to
scratch his own back'.

This means two things:
1. since the code is open and you are allowed to modify it, you are able to fix
things yourself. Nothing will be in your way. You may even share your changes
with others and provide them to the upstream project. If your patch is correct
and the project accepts it, you have two advantages:
a. it will work in future versions as well.
b. you may have helped others.
2. since free software is mostly done by volunteers, there is no one who has an
obligation to help you, so unless someone else's back itches the same way yours
does, chances are you will have to fix it yourself.

This boils down to: if you want a fix fast, you will have to do it yourself.
If you have a patch, you are welcome to provide it here and we can help you by
reviewing it and making sure it gets back to the upstream project.

If you are patient and can wait, someone will come to it eventually and look
into it.

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