bzImage -> vmlinux?

Ian Molton spyro at
Tue Jul 13 18:33:55 PDT 2004

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 18:28:00 +0000
Bennett Todd <bet at> wrote:

> Just speculating, how about if the kernel zlib wasn't written to be
> safely and robustly defensive in the face of corrupt inputs? What if
> there were input strings (which would never be created by the make
> bzImage process) that caused exploitable buffer overruns in in the
> kernel's zlib?

If entered in kernel context, its not good.

but if the pages were mapped read only to userspace, it would work fine as it would all be executing in user context.

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