Subject: Re: Pentium Bug may cause system crash
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/1997 13:14:42
On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Andrew Gillham wrote:

> 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?

While I can't explain how it works, I can assure you that's not what
the BSDI code does.