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ARCHIVE: 'Phage List' - Archives (1988 - 1989)
DOCUMENT: phage #149 [fingerd bug] (1 message, 466 bytes)
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From: jbs@EDDIE.MIT.EDU (Jeff Siegal)
To: phage
Date: Tue 03:01:24 08/11/1988 EST
Subject: fingerd bug
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I've got a question on the fingerd bug:

It appears that the "virus" (worm) only was able to use the fingerd bug.
on VAX's.  Was this because the author hadn't gotten around to figuring
out the details for the Sun or, as has been claimed (I don't know the
680x0 series very well) to me, the 680x0 stack grows into increasing
addresses, so overflowing the buffer can't be used to overwrite the
stack frame. 

Also, is this list being archived anywhere?

Jeff Siegal