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SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivers/usb/serial/mos*: prevent reading uninitialized stack memory
On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:44:16 -0400
Dan Rosenberg <> wrote:

> The TIOCGICOUNT device ioctl in both mos7720.c and mos7840.c allows
> unprivileged users to read uninitialized stack memory, because the
> "reserved" member of the serial_icounter_struct struct declared on the
> stack is not altered or zeroed before being copied back to the user.
> This patch takes care of it.

ACK ... but this is the wrong way to fix these. We'll be squashing new
ones between here and eternity if we just stick memsets in. It wants
making a tty operation off the tty ioctl code so that there is one place
that clears it and copies it to the user.

I'll have a look at what is needed - I don't think very much.


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