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Re: Concerning a possible bug in the 'ncurses' package

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Concerning a possible bug in the 'ncurses' package
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 05:48:29 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 28 Aug 2005, Ben Schwarz wrote:

This email concerns a bug or security vulnerability that members of
the MOPS project (http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~daw/mops/) have found
during a recent audit of all programs packaged with the Redhat 9 Linux

A recent audit of old code. That's ncurses 5.3 plus development patches. The current release is ncurses 5.4, which is still more than a year old.. That's not very useful to me, since the code you're discussing doesn't look like that any more - nor does the release version. (There may of course be some bugs in current code). Noting that Redhat as a matter of practice (along with several others) distributes development versions of ncurses, it's always possible to find bugs.

Thomas E. Dickey

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