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

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Nov 22 08:06:42 AEST 2019

On Thu, 21 Nov 2019, Warner Losh wrote:

> A few things actually broke when FreeBSD removed it. Apart from 
> 'wrappers' that needed it for various reasons, it was only a few 
> programs in our 'ports' package that needed to be corrected.

FreeBSD prints a stern warning (both at compilation and execution) if you 
use it; I quickly fixed all my programs when I saw them :-)

> Most people have moved on with the 20 years of warnings when it was 
> used... Sadly only most...

Yep :-(

-- Dave

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