Subject: Re: telnetd core
To: Bruno Saverio Delbono <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/30/2002 17:00:50
In message <>, Bruno Saverio Delb
ono writes:

>You're fine.

He's not fine -- a daemon is dumping core.  That shouldn't happen -- 
ever.  Sure, maybe it's bad RAM, as someone suggested.  Alternatively, 
there's another bug -- and possibly a security bug -- lurking in 
telnetd.  Frankly, that strikes me as more likely.

Yes, he's got the latest fixes in.  But that doesn't mean that no more 
fixes are needed.  

		--Steve Bellovin, (me) (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)