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SubjectRe: kernel bug -> security problem
At 03:33 PM 10/24/96 +0100, you wrote:
>On Thu, 24 Oct 1996, M Shariful Anam wrote:
>> > I've just received e-mail about a bug in the kernel which causes linux
>> > to reboot when the following ping is issued from windowz 95 : "ping -l
>> > 65510" .. I tried it and sure enough linux dies
>> > quickly and without any warning ...
>> Sorry for a late reply, but I just tested this on our LAN, from Win95 to
>> linux 1.2.13 and it doesn't crash.
>Maybe it happens on newer kernels ?

Well, trying it here with 2.0.22 on the machine didn't cause any trouble.
The ping requests timed out, but other than that nothing bad happened.

Gary Schrock

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