Subject: Re: Pentium Bug may cause system crash
To: Michael K. Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 11/12/1997 13:25:24
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Michael Graff writes:
> >Andrew Gillham <email@example.com> 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.