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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lib/vsprintf: make-printk-non-secret printks all addresses as unhashed
On Thu 2021-02-04 15:59:21, Timur Tabi wrote:
> On 2/4/21 3:49 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> >This machine is insecure. Yet I don't see ascii-art *** all around..
> >
> >"Kernel memory addresses are exposed, which is bad for security."
>
> I'll use whatever wording everyone can agree on, but I really don't see much
> difference between "which may compromise security on your system" and "which
> is bad for security". "may compromise" doesn't see any more alarmist than
> "bad". Frankly, "bad" is a very generic term.

Well, I agree that "bad" is vague.... but original wording is simply
untrue, as printing addresses decreases robustness but can't introduce
security problem on its own.

Being alarmist is not my complaint; being untrue is.

Best regards,
Pavel
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http://www.livejournal.com/~pavelmachek
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