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ls Tainted; Bad EIP value


#1

I suddenly got these errors while running ls -l:

Killed
user@host:~$ 
Message from syslogd@host at Oct 28 10:35:38 ...
 kernel:[25544.165249] CPU: 2 PID: 32645 Comm: ls Tainted: G      D    O  3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 Debian 3.16.43-2+deb8u5

Message from syslogd@host at Oct 28 10:35:38 ...
 kernel:[25544.165256] Hardware name: innotek GmbH VirtualBox/VirtualBox, BIOS VirtualBox 12/01/2006

Message from syslogd@host at Oct 28 10:35:38 ...
 kernel:[25544.165263] task: f3a18ab0 ti: f3d2e000 task.ti: f3d2e000

Message from syslogd@host at Oct 28 10:35:38 ...
 kernel:[25544.165324] Stack:

Message from syslogd@host at Oct 28 10:35:38 ...
 kernel:[25544.165359] Call Trace:

Message from syslogd@host at Oct 28 10:35:38 ...
 kernel:[25544.165455] Code:  Bad EIP value.

Message from syslogd@host at Oct 28 10:35:38 ...
 kernel:[25544.165464] EIP: [<00000000>] 0x0 SS:ESP 0068:f3d2fe88

I’ve never seen an error like this in all my years of using Whonix. Is this a security issue?


#2

Not Whonix-specific? Eg

https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/4
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/83820
http://www.medisorb.ru/slhjyt/ltakej.php?lk=bad-eip-value-kernel-panic
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/bad-eip-value-189710/


#3

Thank you for the reply. The error has not occurred again since restarting the workstation, so perhaps it was a random glitch. As long as it isn’t a sign of insecurity (like being hacked or something), I won’t worry about it.


#4

Hi sdjkk

This may interest you:

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/FAQ#Am_I_compromised.3F