Subject: Re: copy(9) problems? (from FreeBSD?)
To: Ted Unangst <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: tech-security
Date: 03/14/2005 23:34:05
On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 10:52:35PM -0500, Ted Unangst wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Mar 2005, Sean Davis wrote:
> >Okay, I recently read that there is an issue with copyout on i386 on
> >FreeBSD and OpenBSD... looking at the patch, I think this probably
> not quite.  freebsd doesn't even have a copyoutstr function.

Well, that's not precisely what I said, but I stand corrected. What I was
talking about was that Theo had fixed the bug in OpenBSD, and apparently he
was very angry with the FreeBSD people for not giving him details of some
i386 bug - I assumed they were the same. Perhaps FreeBSD uses similar code
in another place, or something?

- Sean

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