Potentially dangerous Pentium bug disc

Jay R. Ashworth jra at scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us
Wed Nov 12 20:49:03 UTC 1997

On Wed, Nov 12, 1997 at 10:42:30AM -0500, Michael McArthur wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Nov 1997, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > I don't know about PentiumPro and Pentium II.
> > 
> > The risk?  Every pentium based server with user access for executing
> > programs can be crashed using this code sequence.  Not to mention Trojan
> > Horses or Active-X controls.
> 	Does anybody know if this affects the Cyrix and AMD "Pentium
> Clone" chips?

I don't know that any tests have been announced yet, but I wouldn't
expect 1) for it to take long or 2) a positive result.

(IE: I think the other chips are probably not broken.)

-- jra
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