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Re: dhclient-4.0.0-2.fc9



On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 11:16:21PM -1000, David Cantrell wrote:
> 
> The dhclient.leases file format in /var/lib/dhclient has changed
....
> If you upgrade to dhclient-4.0.0-2.fc9 and then try running it,
> you'll notice it segfaults immediately.
....
> A bug is already filed for this problem (#428785) and the -3.fc9
> build will fix this issue.

Thanks for the warning.  OTOH workarounds in postinstalls scripts
are just that - workarounds which paper over the real isue.
A program should not segfault just because it was fed some input
it does not like.  You can fully expect that you are really seeing
a security bug even if exploits are not yet known.

   Michal


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