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SubjectRe: Potenitial security hole in the kernel
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>Suppose the signal handler modifies this context frame for example by
>storing into the PC slot address of the panic routine
>then when handler will exit panic will be called with obvious results.

You can't execute panic() - or any other kernel function - in user mode.
The application can write what it likes into its sigcontext, and the worst
that will hapenn is that it will crash itself.

p.


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