[TUHS] buffer overflow (Re: Happy birthday Morris worm

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Wed Nov 13 08:10:46 AEST 2019

On Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:56:15 -0500 Norman Wilson <norman at oclsc.org> wrote:
> My longer-term reaction was to completely drop my sloppy
> old habit (common in those days not just in my code but in
> that of many others) of ignoring possible buffer overflows.
> I find it mind-boggling that people still make that mistake;
> it has been literal decades since the lesson was rubbed in
> our community's collective noses.  I am very disappointed
> that programming education seems not to care enough about
> this sort of thing, even today.

Unfortunately strcpy & other buffer overflow friendly
functions are still present in the C standard (I am looking at
n2434.pdf, draft of Sept 25, 2019). Is C really not fixable?

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