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Re: Shoe 1.0 - Remote Lace Overflow
From: Thomas Sutpen <sutpen () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 25 Dec 2004 16:49:08 -0700

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 11:20:45 -0500, announce () 0x90 org <announce () 0x90 org> wrote:
[...]
 Vulnerable Sizes:
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 6 through 13. Other sizes may be vulnerable, but were unavailable for testing.

Cursory note:  The guy with the size 13s must get all the chicks.  You
know what they say ....
 
[...]

 Fix:
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 Do not wear untrusted shoes sent to you. Other possible workarounds include
 sandals (aka. flip-flops). These are a good work-around and are widely
 available for those concerned about their security.

Merrell also makes a "Jungle Moc" that is a mitigating factor to this
vulnerability.  All shoes of similar "Moccasin" styles, as well as
Cowboy Boots, also seem to be unaffected.  Cowboy Boots with spurs
seem to add an additional layer of security, as well as cool points.

Review of their website seems to indicate that they're going to be
discontinuing the line, though.  So, with Boxing Day tommorrow, I'd
recommend snapping up a few pairs as a cautionary posture against the
possibility of future attacks.

[...]

TS
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