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Zero it if you're going to copy it out.
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 02:16:33PM +0100, Roger Pau Monne wrote:
> Yes, it doesn't hurt to zero memory if returning it to the user. Who
> knows what might be there previously.
I'm sorry, I can't let this go.
This is not a case of "it doesn't hurt" -- it's a case of "it's absolutely
necessary". It is completely unacceptable to leak the contents of kernel
memory to the user!
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