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SubjectRe: [patch] 2.3.18ac10 /proc fixes [Re: [patch] wchan in 2.3.18ac6]
> It seems to me that kmalloc is preventing nothing else than potentially
> allowing an user to sniff data from a random kernel page looking the
> /proc/ data. This is really a minor problem as the door it too small to be
> exploited (at least it was definitely too small with the 2.2.x timings). I
> can't see no real need to go slow in /proc/.

You can exploit it on an SMP box so the locking is needed. Since the page
exposed could be stuff like crypto keys its an issue.


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