Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:16:52 -0400 From: Dan Rosenberg <dan.j.rosenberg@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: inet_diag: fix inet_diag_bc_audit() >> Also make sure each instruction is aligned on 4 bytes boundary, to avoid >> unaligned accesses. > > Should this get a seperate ID? > AFAIK, on some architectures, unaligned accesses will generate a fault, which will be handled by emulating the access via byte-size loads and stores (for example). So while unaligned accesses like this should be avoided, I don't think there's a security impact. Anyone who knows better, please correct me if I'm wrong. -Dan
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