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Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 14:54:58 -0700
From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Jon Oberheide <>,,,,
        Sebastian Krahmer <>
Subject: Re: [Security] Re: /proc infoleaks

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Andrew Morton
<> wrote:
> We're not going to change the kernel defaults, end of story - that
> would break far too much stuff.

Hmm. I think the /proc/kallsyms one really is just plain broken. That
should not be world-readable, there's no reason for normal users
reading it.

But I don't see why slabinfo etc should care.


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