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This is problem of communication

This is problem of communication

Posted May 15, 2009 0:10 UTC (Fri) by droundy (subscriber, #4559)
In reply to: This is problem of communication by zooko
Parent article: Random numbers for ASLR

From what I could tell, his point was that they're only using 8 bits of randomness in the ASLR (presumably because of address-layout constraints and not wanting to waste address space?), which means that 256 tries will get you the answer anyhow. If there's a simple and easy attack, why should we work so hard to prevent a tricky sophisticated attack that achieves the same result?

But then again, maybe I misunderstood, in which case I'll be glad to be corrected...

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