Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:59:05 -0400 From: "David A. Wheeler" <dwheeler@...eeler.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com,Hanno Böck <hanno@...eck.de> Subject: Re: Thoughts on Shellshock and beyond > * Heartbleed is an out of bounds memory read. Well understood and yes, it should be possible to implement mitigations against these kinds of things. It is not only possible, I have already posted a list of ways to find Heartbleed: http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/heartbleed.html I think identifying specific ways to counter classes of vulnerabilities is really important. > What class of bug is Shellshock? "Weird feature invented in pre-Internet era"? How do you conquer this class of bugs? I am still struggling with this one. I am trying to create that list here: http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/shellshock.html#detect-or-prevent But to be honest, that list is pretty pathetic. This is a challenging class of vulnerability to detect or prevent ahead of time. Ideas would be very welcome. --- David A.Wheeler
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