[Xapian-devel] Re: [XapianBug 117] Invalid data in remote protocol can cause buffer overflow

James Aylett james-xapian at tartarus.org
Mon Apr 9 02:29:22 BST 2007

On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 01:48:24AM +0100, Richard Boulton wrote:

> My build (on an "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU", so 32 bit linux), behaves the 
> same way.  I've never seen it work with valgrind on the remote backend 
> actually - I just assumed it was too slow to work with the timeouts 
> enforced by the remote backend, and disabled valgrind for tests when 
> using the remote backend.

It is suggested by Apple that Core2 will run 64bit. However their
implementation of file(1), like most of their Unix tools, isn't
terribly helpful and so won't confirm that. (OS X doesn't even seems
to use ELF! Yuck.)

Since Richard is running 32bit, this is kind of irrelevant, though. 


  James Aylett                                                  xapian.org
  james at tartarus.org                               uncertaintydivision.org

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