Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd May 2006 20:28 UTC
X11, Window Managers An open-source security audit program funded by the US Department of Homeland Security has flagged a critical vulnerability in the X Window System which is used in Unix and Linux systems. Coverity, the San Franciso-based company managing the project under a $1.25 million grant, described the flaw as the "biggest security vulnerability" found in the X Window System code since 2000.
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RE: Faster than a spreading virus
by Beresford on Wed 3rd May 2006 21:29 UTC in reply to "Faster than a spreading virus"
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"This was caused by something as seemingly harmless as a missing closing parenthesis," Chelf said,
I'm not a programmer, but that doesn't seem like something hard to fix.
Am I missing something?

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