Bash 2.05 Problems

Thomas M. Beaudry k8la at
Sat Aug 11 12:23:19 PDT 2001

I brought this up once before but don't remember if I got an
answer so I'll ask again.

Why doesn't LFS apply the patches to bash-2.05?  Besides the
obviously desirable fixes to bug buddy and file descriptor
handling, they fix a number of buffer overruns.  I don't know
if they could be a security risk in bash but they have been
exploited in other programs to gain root access.

Thomas M. Beaudry K8LA / YS1ZTM
k8la at
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