Paul Vixie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6 Nov 88 19:36:10 GMT
# the hole [in sendmail] was so obvious that i surmise that Morris
# was not the only one to discover it. perhaps other less
# reproductively minded arpanetters have been having a field
# 'day' ever since this bsd release happened.
I've known about it for a long time. I thought it was common knowledge
and that the Internet was just a darned polite place. (I think it _was_
common knowledge among the people who like to diddle the sendmail source.)
The bug in fingerd was a big surprise, though. Overwriting a stack frame
on a remote machine with executable code is One Very Neat Trick.
-- Paul Vixie Work: email@example.com decwrl!vixie +1 415 853 6600 Play: firstname.lastname@example.org vixie!paul +1 415 864 7013
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