Subject: Re: Code-red worm (snicker snicker...)
To: Steven M. Bellovin <,>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/02/2001 20:06:41
In article <> you wrote:
> No -- it could have happened to any OS.  It was a buffer overflow, 
> and there are lots of those on Unix systems, too.  Should one be found 
> in Apache, the Net might be worse off, because Apache has so much more 
> market share than IIS does.  

On Unix, just because you can overflow a buffer doesn't mean the CPU
can run the code you feed it. 

 - Hubert

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