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Comment: Re:Amazing (Score 4, Funny) 30

by Simon Tatham (#10640186) Attached to: Another Serious Security Hole in PuTTY, Fixed
Sorry about that. I've found your patch in my mail archives (although I only see two copies of it, not five!). As far as I can tell, both times it turned up when I had so much mail to read that I simply didn't have time to read it all.

Delegation of work would be nice, but it's very difficult to find anyone competent to vet patches the same way we do, with full appreciation of issues such as portability. At the end of the day, the core PuTTY team need to personally check anything that goes into the code base, to prevent obvious security holes (although this isn't a great time to mention that, I know :-) and to ensure the long-term health and maintainability of the code. Even the very best patches I've received still need work before they're usable.

Your patches look mostly sensible. I'll respond in detail by email.

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