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Re: grsecurity 2.1.0 release / 5 Linux kernel advisories (fwd)

From:  Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-osdl.org>
To:  Paolo Ciarrocchi <paolo.ciarrocchi-AT-gmail.com>
Subject:  Re: grsecurity 2.1.0 release / 5 Linux kernel advisories (fwd)
Date:  Fri, 7 Jan 2005 13:40:14 -0800
Cc:  torvalds-AT-osdl.org, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org, marado-AT-student.dei.uc.pt
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

Paolo Ciarrocchi <paolo.ciarrocchi@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> the below email seems to be very intersting.

An unprivileged local user can DoS a Linux box to death with malloc and
memset, so the RLIMIT_MEMLOCK bug isn't particularly exceptional.  All the
others require root anyway.

I'll pass this on to appropriate people, see if we can get this all fixed
up, thanks.



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