Bug#497441: Bug#497649: Broken security patch for WordNet

Nico Golde nion at debian.org
Fri Sep 5 16:57:14 UTC 2008

Hi Andreas,
* Andreas Tille <tillea at rki.de> [2008-09-05 17:59]:
> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008, Nico Golde wrote:
> >As far as I know this was part of the patch by oCert.
> Well, who actually is oCert, i.e. how can I report problems with
> their patches?

https://www.ocert.org/contact_info.html has some contact

> >However its not a security fix but just a cleanup as both
> >function calls are equal.
> Well, apparently they are not.  If you include the patch wordnet
> fails displaying synonyms.  I have no idea why.  And while I'm
> no security expert I prefer strncpy - OK I admit strlen seeks
> for a '\0' and thus it might look equal at first view, but feel
> free to try the difference with and without this part of the
> patch (check out from SVN might help you seeing the difference).

Sorry I have no time to dig into this further as I'm moving 
to a new house on monday :)

Nico Golde - http://www.ngolde.de - nion at jabber.ccc.de - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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