Re: [PATCH] fix infoleak in wireless

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue May 03 2016 - 17:46:18 EST

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On Tue, May 03, 2016 at 05:41:46PM -0400, Kangjie Lu wrote:
> You are right. But wouldn't it be more general/better if we initialize the
> allocation at very beginning?
> To avoid information leaks, I think we are supposed to initialize all
> allocations properly if 
> we are not sure how they are used.

But the networking maintainers told you to fix the broken drivers
instead. So please do that and send those patches to the correct
developers and mailing lists.

The fact that only 2 staging drivers got this wrong means that everyone
knows how to use this api properly, so I agree with the maintainers


greg k-h