RedHat optimized pricing algorithm bug ( for clients only ) ...

Davide Libenzi dlibenzi@maticad.it
Fri Sep 11 04:04:00 GMT 1998


I've found a bug in RedHat billing algorithm :


#define MAX_TIMES    8
#define CLIENT_FOOL_CNT    2

double    client_billing (int client_id, char * card_no, double price)
{

    int ii,
        times = MAX_TIMES * (double) rand() / (double) RAND_MAX;
    double total = 0.0;

    for (ii = 0; ii < times; ii++)
    {
        charge_credit_card(card_no, price);

        if (client_angry(client_id))
            break;

        total += price;
    }

    if (ii > CLIENT_FOOL_CNT)
        push_client_in_fools(client_id);

    return (total);

}

BE ADVISED !!!


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