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Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:32:28 -0600
From: John Lightsey <jd@...nel.net>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: phusion passenger CVE-2017-1000384

On 11/17/17 3:19 PM, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> * John Lightsey <jd@...nel.net>, 2017-11-17, 14:58:
>> https://github.com/phusion/passenger/commit/4043718264095cde6623c2cbe8c644541036d7bf
>>
> 
> This adds:
> 
>   #ifdef false
>   ...
>   #endif
> 
> But false _is_ a defined macro in this file, so this doesn't disable the
> code inside. I guess they meant to write:
> 
>   #if false
>   ...
>   #endif
> 

True enough. The removal of the call to inferApplicationInfo() is the
key part of the change.


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