Bug: sensitive data written to insecure memory

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Apr 4 15:51:09 CEST 2001

On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Florian Weimer wrote:

> And in Linux, you adjust the change the paging subsystem accordingly.
> It's not that much different, isn't it.

But seems that it cannot be done easly in Linux.  You have to watch
out for very masty race conditions.  With a properly designed kernel
these problems can be minimized.  Not that easy with a one process
kernel consisting of 2.6 million LOC (2.2.19) ;-)



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