Re: [CHECKER] 52 probable security holes in 2.4.6 and 2.4.6-ac2

From: Andreas Dilger (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 13:26:51 EST

Jeff Hartmann write:
> Kenneth Michael Ashcraft wrote:
> > [BUG] but mainly can make the kernel allocate unbounded amount of
> > memory and crash.
> This is not a bug. This is a root only ioctl called only during Xserver
> initialization/recycle. It can't be called anywhere else.

So you're saying that root is perfectly secure, and that the Xserver never
has any bugs in it? ;-)

Cheers, Andreas

Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"               -- Dogbert
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