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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:03:00 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <ppandit@...hat.com>
To: oss security list <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: Re: LMS-2014-06-16-5: Linux Kernel LZ4

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   Hello,

+-- On Fri, 27 Jun 2014, P J P wrote --+
|   It's been discussed in the other thread, yet just for the record, a reply 
| from the upstream author:
| 
| +-- On Fri, 27 Jun 2014 Yann Collet wrote --+
| |Hi Prasad
| |
| |Nope, latest lz4 release is not affected.
| |Moreover, even the linux kernel implementation is safe, for now.

For the record:
  -> http://blog.securitymouse.com/2014/07/i-was-wrong-proving-lz4-exploitable.html

Summary: effectively, this post proves that

  - Exploits can be written against current implementations of LZ4
  - Block sizes less than 8MB (and even less than 4MB) can be malicious
  - Certain platforms are more affected than others (primarily RISC: ARM)
  - Protecting against the 16MB and greater flaw was not sufficient

- --
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team
47AF CE69 3A90 54AA 9045 1053 DD13 3D32 FE5B 041F

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