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Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:40:34 +0200
From: Florian Weimer <fweimer@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com,
 Bob Friesenhahn <bfriesen@...ple.dallas.tx.us>
Subject: Re: two vulns in uClibc-0.9.33.2

On 06/17/2017 04:02 AM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> Uclibc is a C library like GNU libc.  Why would a JS engine not use it?

Javascript has 16-bit strings, like Java, Windows, and some UNIX
variants.  GNU/Linux C libraries typically offer only 8-bit (multi-byte)
or 32-bit (wchar_t) strings, so they are a poor match.

Florian

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