I almost had a déjà-vu moment when I read: CVE-2007-0842
So time handling functions in Visual C++ 8.0 can't go beyond Jan 1st 3000, didn't the industry learn almost a decade ago that dates move on and building any arbitrary limit is a bad idea(tm).
To add injury to the insult it's not that it returns something indicating it can't handle a date that far in the future, but just throws up an exception and terminates the application, causing opportunity for causing a DoS.
Swa Frantzen -- NET2S.com
Feb 13th 2007
1 decade ago