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SubjectRe: [PATCH] docs: deprecated.rst: Add %p to the list
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Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> writes:

> diff --git a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> index f9f196d3a69b..a4db119f4e09 100644
> --- a/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> +++ b/Documentation/process/deprecated.rst
> @@ -109,6 +109,23 @@ the given limit of bytes to copy. This is inefficient and can lead to
> linear read overflows if a source string is not NUL-terminated. The
> safe replacement is :c:func:`strscpy`.
>
> +%p format specifier
> +-------------------
> +Using %p in format strings leads to a huge number of address exposures.

Perhaps this sentence should be in the past tense, since %p currently
prints a hashed value?

> +Instead of leaving these to be exploitable, "%p" should not be used in
> +the kernel.

On its face, this seems to contradict the guidance below?

> If used currently, it is a hashed value, rendering it

Perhaps: s/it is/it prints/ ?

> +unusable for addressing. Paraphrasing Linus's current `guideance
> <https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CA+55aFwQEd_d40g4mUCSsVRZzrFPUJt74vc6PPpb675hYNXcKw@mail.gmail.com/>`_:

Typo: guidance

> +- Just use %p and get the hashed value.

--
James

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