[CentOS] yum segfault - rpmforge problem?

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Fri Jul 29 15:47:12 UTC 2011

On Thu, 28 Jul 2011, Ross Walker wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] yum segfault - rpmforge problem?
> On Jul 26, 2011, at 2:03 PM, Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 26 Jul 2011, Always Learning wrote:
>> *snip*
>>> Programmes that abort because of bad data are defective programmes and
>>> need rectification. No good programmer ever accepts that other people's
>>> data will always be valid.
>> +1
> I might add that no good programmer should accept ANY data 
> as valid without verification. Theirs, ours, we're all 
> human and make errors.
> -Ross

I guess that can be applied to stack overflow attacks as 
well? ie a decently written program should take such 
vulnerabilities into account, and make provision to deal 
with them in a clean way?



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