the thing that has been a problem with flash is that it has been a vehicle by which hackers have been able to get code execution. If that happens, then if the X32 ABI service is available then the un-authorized code, running under the authority of the browser, might be able to link to the X32 ABI and obtain privilege escallation
that's my concern, anyway
I think Java runtime has been more of a problem that java script,-- AFAIK java script is rather limited in its capability,-- supposedly just feeding html into the browser. I tried to research more on the full capabilities of java script but didn't come to a satisfactory conclusion
java runtime is another matter-- AFAIK more like an actual programmers' language running. i think it runs what they call 'byte code' -- a pseudo machine language. which would be the reason it is generally recommended to have that disabled in the browser.
the existence of the x32/abi is worrysome. an o/s which allows itself to be modified by an application program is a toy. a secure o/s would never countenance such an idea.
does Torvalds know about this? we would all be learning how to cuss in Finnish
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