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Programming Security Linux

How To Exploit NULL Pointers 139

An anonymous reader writes "Ever wondered what was so bad about NULL pointer exceptions? An MIT Linux kernel programmer explains how to turn any NULL pointer into a root exploit on Linux. (There was also a previous installment about virtual memory and how to make NULL pointers benign.)"
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How To Exploit NULL Pointers

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The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.