Remotely-triggerable crash in libpurple

Ethan Blanton elb at
Tue Jul 20 09:01:28 EDT 2010

Mark Doliner spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I think we should do a 2.7.2 now, with nothing but this patch.  August
> 5th is quite far away for a public crash bug that's so easy to
> trigger.  We could string freeze now and give translators a week...
> but that seems rushed, and doesn't give devs a chance to finish any
> string changes that they may have in mind.


> And should we still do a normal release on August 5th?  I could go
> either way, but I'm mildly in favor.

I also am mildly in favor.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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