Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:46:47 +0100 From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Linux kernel address leaks On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 09:59:13AM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote: > On lun., 2010-11-22 at 18:54 -0500, Michael Gilbert wrote: > > Oh, and if you get CVEs assigned, that kind of forces them to fix the > > problem, right? > > > I'm not that sure (there are CVEs for issues considered too small by the > developers involved, not only in Linux, which are still opened), and I'm > not sure using CVE system for “blackmailing” is a good usage for that > tool. CVEs are for security problems. Leaking kernel function addresses to userspace is not a security issue in my opinion. (Leaking content of kernel memory however is.) Ciao, Marcus
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