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Fwd: Re: buffer overflow in konqi
From: David Faure <david () MANDRAKESOFT COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 19:56:42 +0000

Hi all,
I'm one of the Konqueror developers, and I heard about the possible buffer
overflow issue.
I just tried http://fish.analog.org/~fish/crash_netscape2.html and
crash_me.html, with konqueror (from current CVS, but that shouldn't 
make any difference), and I didn't get any crash - neither konqueror
nor X crashed.

I discussed this with the author of the forms code, and we are sure
that this HTML can't generate any crash in konqueror, since we
are using QString everywhere - a class that takes care of memory
allocation for strings. A buffer overflow can't happen with it.

If X crashed for Arthur, it must be some other bug (konqueror has much
improved since KDE 2.0.1 already).


On Wednesday 17 January 2001 18:46, you wrote:

----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
Subject: Re: Buffer Overflow still exists in Netscape <= 4.76
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 12:54:17 +0000
From: Arthur Clune <arthur () CLUNE ORG>

On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, fish stiqz wrote:

I was curious so I tried this web page (crash_netscape2) with
KDE 2.0.1, XFree86 4.0.3 using Konqueror.

The browser loaded the page, but when I went to shut the browser
window it crashed and took X with it.

Can anyone else replicate this?


Arthur Clune
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David FAURE, david () mandrakesoft com, faure () kde org
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