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SubjectRe: kernel bug -> security problem
On Fri, 25 Oct 1996, Francis Vidal 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 linux.box.IP.address" .. 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.
>
> only the newer kernels (2.0.x) are affected by the bug.

Is that rite Linus?

This really is a good news for me :)

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M Shariful Anam <shuman@kaifnet.com>

Kaifnet Services -- Bangladesh

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