Linux "NULL pointer dereferece" in the News...

Alan Cox alan at
Sun Jul 19 17:09:21 UTC 2009

On Sun, 19 Jul 2009 12:59:20 -0400
Tom Horsley <tom.horsley at> wrote:

> I do love that it only happens on systems with selinux or
> pulseaudio, both of which I eradicate to the fullest extent
> possible as soon as I finish the initial install :-).

Actually it happens whether you have SELinux or not. If you don't have
pulseaudio it won't occur that specific route but pulseaudio was just
used as a path to the attack.

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