printk()s of user-supplied strings (Re: [PATCH] binfmt_elf.c : the BAD_ADDR macro again)

From: Solar Designer
Date: Mon Aug 21 2006 - 23:09:31 EST

On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 07:36:01PM -0400, Ernie Petrides wrote:
> - printk(KERN_ERR "Unable to load interpreter %.128s\n",
> - elf_interpreter);

I'd rather have this message rate-limited, not dropped completely.

Another long-time concern that I had is that we've got some printk()s
of user-supplied string data. What about embedded linefeeds - can this
be used to produce fake kernel messages with arbitrary log level (syslog
priority)? It certainly seems so.

Also, there are terminal controls...

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