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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).
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Robert Krawitz <rlk@tiac.net> http://www.tiac.net/users/rlk/

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