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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:17:38 -0600
From: Eric Blake <>
Subject: Re: Shellshock timeline

On 10/03/2014 04:10 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 10/03/2014 01:28 PM, David A. Wheeler wrote:
>> FYI, I've created a timeline of major Shellshock events here:
>> If anyone has corrections or key additions, let me know.

In section 1.2, you mention that Florian suggested suffix additions; but
he was not alone in the suggestion; I also independently came up with
the idea (primarily because patch 25 included a change to a comment line
that mentioned the past attempt to use a suffix): 24 Sep
2014 15:38:31 -0600

My arguments at the time were based more on namespace pollution
considerations (what happens when a function name and variable name
collide), and it wasn't until later that I learned that the oss-security
list was discussing ramifications of the fact that ANY parser bug is a
major hole if untrusted user data is unconditionally presented to the
parser, without regards to namespace pollution.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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