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Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:05:42 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <eugene@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Kees Cook <kees@...ntu.com>, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: proc: clean up and fix /proc/<pid>/mem
 handling

On 01/19/2012 04:43 AM, Kees Cook wrote:
> What's the problem with the old logic in the mem handling? (Why does this
> need a CVE?)

This is a possible local privilege escalation issue on a system with
ASLR disabled, combined with other exploitation techniques.

Eugene

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