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GCC and pointer overflows

GCC and pointer overflows

Posted Apr 16, 2008 19:40 UTC (Wed) by darwish07 (guest, #49520)
In reply to: GCC and pointer overflows by mgb
Parent article: GCC and pointer overflows

hehe, don't be so concipracy-theoritic ;). 

Yes, the advisory is just mentioning GCC but it may just be lack of research from the
researcher, nothing more.


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GCC and pointer overflows

Posted Apr 16, 2008 20:54 UTC (Wed) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330) [Link]

No, a CERT representative has been on the GCC list offering an ever-changing rationale for not mentioning any other compilers.

CERT responds on the GCC mailing list

Posted Apr 17, 2008 3:55 UTC (Thu) by stuart_hc (guest, #9737) [Link]

Here is one example of CERT's rationale for singling out GCC, citing GCC's popularity.
In this email CERT concedes they should change the advisory to mention other compilers, but it doesn't appear that CERT have made that change yet.


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