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Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:01:39 -0700
From: Nick Kralevich <>
Subject: Re: CVE request -- kernel: execshield: predictable
 ascii armour base address

Can someone explain to me why this is worthy of a CVE? I can see this as a
bug of course.  But a "vulnerability"?

This bug, by itself, does not cause a vulnerability. It just makes
vulnerabilities easier to exploit. I'm not sure this is worthy of a CVE
unless we're willing to assign CVEs to all fixed address allocations.

-- Nick

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 6:10 AM, Eugene Teo <> wrote:

> On 03/20/2012 06:20 PM, Petr Matousek wrote:
> > When running a binary with a lot of shared libraries, predictable base
> > address is used for one of the loaded libraries.
> >
> > This flaw could be used to bypass ASLR.
> >
> > References:
> >
> >
> Use CVE-2012-1568.
> Eugene

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