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    SubjectRe: "Exception at ..." with 2.1.9 and 2.1.10 kernels
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    In article <199611200148.TAA28641@atheist.tamu.edu> Richard Henderson <richard@atheist.tamu.edu> writes:

    Anyway, the message that pops up is for debugging the mechanism that
    was put in place for this wonderful new feature. And since it is also
    useful as a clue that userland software needs to be fixed, it may very
    well stay around for a while.

    Unfortunately, since each exception results in printing to the
    console, it's potentially a way for an attacker to hose the machine
    and/or fill up /var (in a fairly mild denial of service attack).
    --
    Robert Krawitz <rlk@tiac.net> http://www.tiac.net/users/rlk/

    Member of the League for Programming Freedom -- mail lpf@uunet.uu.net
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