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Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 20:48:04 +0400
From: Loganaden Velvindron <>
Subject: Re: How GNU/Linux distros deal with offset2lib attack?

On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 7:35 PM, Greg KH <> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 06, 2014 at 03:22:58PM +0800, Shawn wrote:
>> 2, ASLRv3? Hector Marco( the dude who disclosured offset2lib attack)
>> sent a patch to the upstream:
>> Even the upstream don't accept the patch, is this possible to backport
>> it & maintain it for distro community?
> Upstream asked for some basic fixes to the patch (i.e. it wasn't
> submitted in the needed format) before it could accept it, so I doubt
> it's rejected yet.
> And of course a distro could backport and maintain it, it's a very tiny
> patch, much smaller than what they normall backport.  Take it up with
> the distros if you want this.

Going through the LKML mailing discussion, it seems that there's
interest in improving the diff according to the comment by Andy.

There also seems to be concern with 32-bit architectures.

> thanks,
> greg k-h

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