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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ipc: initialize structure memory to zero for shmctl
Hi Al,

On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 02:21:36AM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 05:10:31PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > The old shm interface will leak a few bytes of stack contents. Explicitly
> > initialize the structure to zero-fill the untouched fields.
>
> Umm... I wonder if we ever have gaps in there; note that gaps between
> the fields are _not_ initialized in compound literals. Yes, I realize
> that it's a separate problem, but explicit memset() prior to initializations
> of fields might be a better solution, covering both.

Excellent point. I'll resend with a memset.

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Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team


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