(De)Fragmentation: Vulnerabilities Gold Mine

As was promised in the last posts, today we will discuss the development risks in the (de)fragmentation feature. From a security stand-point this is a Zero-Sum Game: a developer’s nightmare is a researcher’s goldmine, and defragmentation is a goldmine that seems to always payoff.

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CVE Publication: CVE 2016-8633

As I promised in my previous post, here is an official public disclosure of CVE 2016-8633: linux kernel firewire driver remote code execution. The official fix was merged yesterday into the linux kernel, and so I can know talk freely about it.

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