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IRIX mailx(1) Buffer Overrun Vulnerability
From: agent99 () BOYTOY CSD SGI COM (SGI Security Coordinator)
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 13:22:44 -0700
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Silicon Graphics Inc. Security Advisory
Title: IRIX mailx(1) Buffer Overrun Vulnerability
Date: June 26, 1998
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Silicon Graphics Inc. acknowledges the mailx(1) buffer overrun vulnerability
publically reported by several individuals and in the Internet newsgroups.
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