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ulimit -v workaround for the do_brk() bug does not work
  • From: Erik Hensema <erik@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 20:51:24 +0100
  • Message-id: <20031202195124.GA5725@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

Maybe this has been discussed earlier today on this list, but I've just
joined it.

I was told that doing a 'limit -v 2097151' would work around the do_brk()
bug. Unfortunately it does not :-(

The sample exploit posted on bugtraq manages to reboot my SuSE 8.2 machine
(standard kernel) despite the ulimit.

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Erik Hensema (erik@xxxxxxxxxxx)

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