Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 13:45:27 +0100 From: Steffen Nurpmeso <steffen@...oden.eu> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: OpenSSL X.509 Email Address 4-byte Buffer Overflow (CVE-2022-3602), X.509 Email Address Variable Length Buffer Overflow (CVE-2022-3786) ... |On Wed, Nov 2, 2022 at 7:57 AM Tavis Ormandy <taviso@...il.com> wrote: |> I don't know rust, so serious question - if this same buggy punycode The problem with punycode is punycode as such. It should have been URL-encoded UTF-8 maybe with normal decomposition from the start, and the DNS limits should have been raised, all that now well over twenty years ago. Poul-Hennig Kamp of FreeBSD, varnish etc wrote just this week on another ML |> The other ting to keep in mind is the immense existing codebase of |> unix kernels et al, not to mention application code depending on |> those kernels. | |This is the mistake we IT-people keep doing again and again: | |Forwards compatibility is /far/ more important than backwards compatibil\ |ity. It would have been grown out by now. And many problems would never happened, including those incompatibilities that they wanted to avoid. My one cent. Other than that. Sigh. C is the culprit!! --steffen | |Der Kragenbaer, The moon bear, |der holt sich munter he cheerfully and one by one |einen nach dem anderen runter wa.ks himself off |(By Robert Gernhardt)
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