Re: Backport of the integer overflow in the brk system call
On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 10:54:24AM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 11:17:19AM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> The only way to have avoided this kernel vulnerability from day-0 of
> discovery/fix release would have been to be constantly upgrading to
> pre-release kernels.
> I'm starting to sound like I'm trolling for closed-source development models
> or something, which is not the case,
Smartcards would have avoided the Debian compromise: merely having a
compromised DD box would have prevented bad guy from getting on the box.
It's all about layers of defense.
I think the DD's should seriously think about requiring smartcards. It
would have prevented the proxmiate cause of our recent troubles.