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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:04:32 -0700
From: Michal Zalewski <>
To: Jann Horn <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re: [FD] Legitimacy of new Heartbleed exploit?

> It's bullshit. They say: 'A missing bounds check in the handling of the
> variable "DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS"'. That's not a variable, the "D" is
> not actually part of the name, and it's a compile-time macro that
> configures whether heartbeats will be compiled in or not. And because
> it's a compile-time thing, it's nothing that an attacker could ever
> influence.

That's what the NSA would say.


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