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Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 15:11:56 +0200
From: Robert Buchholz <>
Subject: Not a security issue: htpdate "buffer overflow"


a user reported[1] an apparant security issue to use regarding htpdate, 
which states in their changelog[2]:
" - Fixed a buffer overflow when time offset gets to large "

However, the diff upstream applied shows this only is an integer 
overflow, which they also confirmed via mail:
'Sorry for the wrong wordings, but it is indeed "only" an integer 

Since other distros also seem to ship htpdate, hopefully this helps to 
save some time.



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