Re: [patch] avoid unaligned access when accessing poll stack

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On Saturday 01 April 2006 04:35, Mitchell Blank Jr wrote:

>   * I also changed "size" to be unsigned since that makes more sense and
>     is less prone to overflow bugs.  I'm also a little scared by the
>     "kmalloc(6 * size)" since that type of call is a classic multiply-overflow
>     security hole (hence libc's calloc() API).  However "size" is constrained
>     by fdt->max_fdset so I think it isn't exploitable.  The kernel doesn't
>     have an overflow-safe API for kmalloc'ing arrays, does it?

kcalloc. But it's slow since it memsets.


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