Debian Bug report logs - #495659
base: prevent unix 2038 oveflow

Package: general; Maintainer for general is debian-devel@lists.debian.org;

Reported by: public_debian <publicunimail@gmail.com>

Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:48:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: public_debian <publicunimail@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: base: prevent unix 2038 oveflow
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 23:45:07 +1000
Package: base
Severity: critical
Tags: security
Justification: breaks the whole system

it should be made impossible to reach the unix overflow upcoming in
2038. There should be a facility to block entering such a date and
ignoring ntp servers or other items that may influence he system clock
that would cause the date to pass 2038. This should be altered when
there is a patch / solution to the problem on a given system. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash




Tags removed: security Request was from Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:27:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to `normal' from `critical' Request was from Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:27:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package `base' to `general'. Request was from Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:27:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>:
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Message #16 received at 495659-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>
To: 495659-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: closing this bugreport
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:11:15 +0200
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Hi,

I'm closing this bugreport as its quite useless: foremost it's a upstream 
issue in several packages (so if you really care about this, please file 
bug_s_ upstream), second, it's still 30 years and third, this is a well known 
issue (which wont be dealt with any better or faster just because of this 
bugreport).

So in summary, leaving this bug open just prevents real issues to be visible.

As usual, if you object, please speak up, we might listen ;-)


regards,
	Holger
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Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 09 Oct 2008 07:29:46 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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