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Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:41:53 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
To: Tomas Hoger <>
Cc:, Colin Percival <>
Subject: Re: LZW decompression issues

Tomas -

On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 08:22:28PM +0200, Tomas Hoger wrote:
> Let me try to explain some.

Thank you!  This is very helpful.

> > Do we possibly want to add the "maxbits < 12" check as well?  And does
> > it matter for security?
> I'm not aware of any security impact of that.  Not sure if there's any
> spec that requires maxbits >= 12, if not, INIT_BITS (9) may be a safer
> lower bound.

I am asking Joerg about it in another message.

Colin - thank you for your prompt response (redirecting us to NetBSD).
Some further postings went without CC to you, I hope that's OK.


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