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Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:11:02 +0200
From: Luca Bruno <>
Subject: Re: node.js out of band write

On Monday 06 July 2015 09:34:24 Florian Weimer wrote:

> > This release of Node.js fixes a bug that triggers an out-of-band write
> > in V8's utf-8 decoder. This bug impacts all Buffer to String
> > conversions. This is an important security update as this bug can be
> > used to cause a denial of service attack.
> I have trouble reconciling this description with the fix in this commit:
> <
> df6>
> Upstream v8 lacks this change.  Is it required in Node.js because
> Node.js pokes at v8 internals in unsupported ways?

This should be the corresponding fix (plus testcases) on upstream v8:!/#F2

Cheers, Luca

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