Re: Backport of the integer overflow in the brk system call
On Thu, 4 Dec 2003 05:02, Andreas Schuldei <email@example.com> wrote:
> * Russell Coker (firstname.lastname@example.org) [031203 04:03]:
> > I have sent a message to Werner asking if the GPG smart-card device could
> > be re-implemented with a USB interface. I think that a USB dongle with
> > GPG technology would be a good option as most developer's machines
> > already have USB support.
> as discussed in depth in an earlier c't magazine (german) usb is
> not a save bus to use for security relevant applications, since
> it allows for recording and backplaying of command sequences.
If the protocol for communication with the device is secure then this should
not be a problem. If the protocol is bad then intercepting a different
connection method is not going to be too difficult.
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