Re: Quick question

From: George (
Date: 12/14/98

On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, Edoardo Spelta wrote:

>You said that there wa a bug in CircleMUD in the xnames procedures..
>a small buffer was used causing an overflow..
>what version of circle you were using ?

I was on bpl10 - bpl11.  Ban code was partially rewritten in bpl12.  You
had to have an xname over 20 characters long for it to crash.

>was that bug present in circle2.2 ?

It was worse in CircleMUD 2.2 because fscanf() doesn't have a length limit.

George Greer, | Genius may have its limitations, but   (mostly) | stupidity is not thus handicapped.    |                  -- Elbert Hubbard

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