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SubjectRe: thoughts on kernel security issues
William Lee Irwin III <> wrote:
>> Most of the local DoS's I'm aware of are memory management -related,
>> i.e. user- triggerable proliferation of pinned kernel data structures.

On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 10:54:12PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Well. A heck of a lot of the DoS opportunities we've historically seen
> involved memory leaks, deadlocks or making the kernel go oops or BUG with
> locks held or with kernel memory allocated.

I'd consider those even more severe.

-- wli
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