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SubjectRe: One for the Security Guru's
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Followup to:  <1035539042.23977.24.camel@forge>
By author: Henning Schmiedehausen <hps@intermeta.de>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > A. If there's a buffer overflow in the SSL Accelerator box the firewall
> > wont do you much good (it helps, but only a little).
>
> This is a hardware device. Hardware as in "silicon". I very much doubt
> that you can run "general purpose programs" on a device specifically
> designed to do crypto. And this is _not_ just an "embedded Linux on ix86
> with a crypto chip".
>

Hardware devices have bugs, too. Furthermore, most devices marketed
as "hardware" still have programmable stuff underneath. Trust me.

-hpa
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