[ PRIVACY Forum ] Critical crypto bug leaves Linux, hundreds of apps open to eavesdropping

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Mar 5 21:03:38 UTC 2014


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Leo Bicknell" <bicknell at ufp.org>

> On Mar 4, 2014, at 9:07 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> 
> > Is this the *same* bug that just broke in Apple code last week?
> 
> No, the Apple bug was the existence of an /extra/ "goto fail;".
> 
> The GnuTLS bug was that it was /missing/ a "goto fail;".
> 
> I'm figuring the same developer worked on both, and just put the line
> in the wrong repository. :)

Those who speculate that these bugs happened at the behest of the NSA
would probably agree with you.

Cheers,
-- jra
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