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From: root () iifeak swan ac uk (System Administrator)
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 09:20:20 +0100
3) Rampant hacking would ensue.
As for vulnerability, I believe both FreeBSD and Linux have fixes
libc4.7.2 fixed it in May. I had assumed that their fix and log in the
libc was what had sparked the alert.. ah well wrong again 8)
P.S. Next time this kind of bug crops up, expect exploits to be
available much more quickly - modifying an exploit for syslog()
would be extremely straightforward :-|
PS: Have a look at the source code of tin very carefully in that case.