Linked by David Adams on Fri 11th Jul 2008 01:55 UTC, submitted by ohxten
BSD and Darwin derivatives An ancient (at least 33 years old) stack-overflow bug has been discovered and fixed in yacc, thanks to a new malloc() implementation by Otto Moerbeek. More info and a complete description of the bug can be found here.
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Oh my god
by AnXa on Fri 11th Jul 2008 04:57 UTC
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How did I miss this? 33 years of old bug in BSD? And not just in "AnyBSD" but in OpenBSD. WTF?!? It's supposed to be most secure operating system in the known universe. :E

Edit: It seems that yacc is not technicly a part of OpenBSD so I guess that's why it wasn't discovered sooner.

Edited 2008-07-11 04:59 UTC

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