[Gc] security issue with libgc ?
aph at redhat.com
Sun Mar 18 07:41:31 PST 2007
Florian Weimer writes:
> * Andrew Haley:
> > But injecting code or crashing the program? Not unless your program
> > has some other bug that is triggered by running out of memory.
> Isn't there always some risk that a live pointer is missed due to
> legitimate compiler optimizations?
It's not impossible, but generally speaking compilers don't do
optimizations that might break the gc. As far as I know it's never
happened, but of course we'll keep looking out for it. It's far more
likely that a user will do such an "optimization" than a compiler.
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