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From: peter at (Peter Busser)
Subject: Re: yet another OpenBSD kernel hole ...


> noir> so i hope, some of you openbsd loving losers will finally get the truth
> noir> behind your cult. it is a big LIE, aloha ????
> Being not a diehard obsd fan, I must notice that 3.4 kernel is built with 
> stack smashing protection, which reduces this hole to pure local DoS only.

_IF_ the stack smashing protection works it will reduce this bug into a pure
local DoS yes. I have seen no proof so far that the SSP stack smashing
protection is 100% effective against all types of overflows.

> Can 
> you name any other OS which has any prevention against kernel buffer overflow ?

The Adamantix kernels are compiled with SSP (aka propolice), which is the same
thing used to compile the OpenBSD kernel. It protects against some, but not
all, overflows.

Peter Busser
The Adamantix Project
Taking high-security Linux out of the labs, and into the real world

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