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Tim Thomas 09-30-10 05:24 PM

emailed bug reports

Does anyone know if emailed bug reports are acknowledged in any way? I sent
one in 2 or 3 weeks ago and have heard nothing. Are they ignored?


Bearclaw 09-30-10 05:34 PM

Uh... For what? :wtf:

Tim Thomas 09-30-10 05:39 PM

Re: emailed bug reports
Sorry, I should have clarified.

I run grsecurity and it detected a user land pointer being derefrenced in the kernel.

With the option that detects this enabled, I end up with a black screen.

Right now I am running without it.

I sent in the email since I would like to run with that option, and because of the
possible security issue involved in dereferencing that pointer.

The problem started in version 256.x

Tim Thomas 09-30-10 05:41 PM

Re: emailed bug reports
One other thing, I am not saying there is a security issue, but better safe than sorry.

Bearclaw 09-30-10 06:35 PM

Ah, my bad. Sorry man, I'm using my phone right now and didn't notice the Linux sub forum. :o or else I wouldn't have asked. Assumed it was an open thread bigman thread or something. :lol:

AaronP 09-30-10 09:34 PM

Re: emailed bug reports
Sorry, I remember seeing that email go by, but was too busy and forgot to reply to it. It sounds like grsecurity is being a little overly zealous about checking for that sort of thing. There are several calls the driver makes into the kernel that include pointers to user data, and I believe they're all carefully checked.

Tim Thomas 10-01-10 03:49 PM

Re: emailed bug reports
I tried replying but didn't see it.

I assume that the user pointer derefs will remain, correct?



AaronP 10-02-10 11:04 AM

Re: emailed bug reports
Yes, unless there's some evidence of an actual security problem.

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