Purpose of _gcry_burn_stack
michael at gorven.za.net
Wed May 28 22:06:08 CEST 2008
On Wednesday 28 May 2008 21:52:54 you wrote:
> Now, at point (1) the secret key is still in memory - on the stack.
> _gcry_burn_stack will zero that out.
That's what my guess was :-) I suppose I should get it working, but since the
master key for the partition is going to be sitting in memory anyway, it
probably isn't a serious vulnerability. Thanks for your reply.
PGP Key ID 6612FE85
S/MIME Key ID D33AEB31
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
More information about the Gcrypt-devel