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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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