On Sat, May 02, 1998 at 09:12:41AM -0400, Raul Miller wrote: > > Yeah, that's right, an editor that opens /dev/mem. > > If you do an objdump (-Slx) on the binary, you'll see that it's trying > to treat the screen as a region of memory. This program is starting to scare me. It disables console switching, puts your keyboard in raw mode, is suid root (an EDITOR is suid?), manipulates /dev/mem itself (can we say "corruption"?) and has no source! I don't know that there is any method for doing this, but if the person who intends to package this thing was serious, I protest this thing getting in to the Debian ftp mirror, non-free or not. I think this program is dangerous and is a blatant security and stability compromise. Debian has a policy to try and fix these kinds of problems within 48 hours if possible. This one should be fixed now, before the thing gets uploaded to master.
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