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Re: Bell Labs or Microsoft security?
- From: Florian Weimer
- Date: Wed Jan 29 17:28:27 2003
Richard A Steenbergen <email@example.com> writes:
> I said exploits, not ways to get outside your proper address space and
> crash the OS. Any sufficiently powerful language presents an opportunity
> to do bad things to an ill prepared OS, but the answer isn't to make the
> language less powerful.
The Burroughs B6700 had trusted compilers.
> Perhaps if we banned C and assembly, and made everyone use perl, we'd be
> safe. :)
The Perl parser itself (written in C ;) seems to have some issues (in
__DIE__ handlers). 8-(
Florian Weimer Weimer@CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
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