Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:54 -0400 From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@...rmont.com> To: Eddie Chapman <eddie@...k.net> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Linux kernel: multiple vulnerabilities in the USB subsystem x2 On Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:44:50 +0100 Eddie Chapman <eddie@...k.net> wrote: > On 22/08/2019 18:57, Perry E. Metzger wrote: > > Android phones run Linux. People routinely plug those phones in > > to USB charging stations in airports, on airplanes, at booths in > > public places, etc. > > I would argue that this kind of behaviour is far too trusting and > asking for trouble. You can argue anything you like. Power charging points have popped up around the world, and you're not in a position to stop them. Furthermore, I'll note that over the air exploitable bugs in things like WiFi stacks and Bluetooth stacks have also appeared over time; perhaps it's foolish to have your phone on at all, and yet people will continue to turn their phones on, and even to use them. Perry -- Perry E. Metzger perry@...rmont.com
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