The X11 windowing system is used on an awful lot of computers. Every Unix and Linux machine needs it – even Macs have it for the occasional open source prog (think OO) that isn’t created for Cocoa.
What does it take to create a critical vulnerability in such a venerable application? A missing parentheses.
Will this discovery bring newfound hope for my coding skills? I was wondering why makefile always crapped out on me – maybe it is just missing parens.
Naw, I think there is a lot more missing than that.