+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #170277 +++
The orinoco driver can send uninitialized data exposing random pieces of the
system memory. This happens because data is not padded with zeroes when its
length needs to be increased.
For the 2.6 upstream fix see
However Alan Cox said "skb_padto already does the if() so the extra if
(skb->len < len) just wastes resources"
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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