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SubjectRe: [CHECKER] two probable security holes
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   From: Ken Ashcraft <kash@Stanford.EDU>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 17:41:44 -0700 (PDT)

It happens because the format string to a printing function is
set by the user. You are correct that ifr_name[] is not a user pointer,
but the contents of that array could contain dangerous placeholders set by
the user. I hope that clears things up.

I see... luckily these are (as far as I can tell) all root-only
operations.

Ok, it's pretty easy to add a quick verifier to dev_alloc_name, I'll
code that up.

Franks a lot,
David S. Miller
davem@redhat.com
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