Subject: Re: Pentium Bug may cause system crash
To: Michael K. Sanders <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/1997 13:25:24
> In message <>, Michael Graff writes:
> >Andrew Gillham <> writes:
> >
> >> 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?
> >
> >I really don't see how a software workaround is plausable for this sort
> >of bug.
> It's a microcode upgrade.  SCO has a fix now, as well.


Did you actually read that file?  It says _nothing_ about Pentiums.
Pentium Pros, yes.  Pentium IIs, yes.  Pentiums, no.