Subject: Re: Pentium Bug may cause system crash
To: Michael Graff <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/1997 13:32:19
> Apparently, BSDI has a binary patch for this...  Think we could get
> the real fix from 'em and be the second OS to have the fix in place?
> --Michael

If their patch just looks through the code for '0xf0, 0x0f, 0xc7, 0xc8' 
when exec()'ing, then what stops the malicious from reassembling the
sequence at runtime?

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