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Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 17:20:29 +0200
From: Marcus Meissner <>
To: OSS Security List <>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: splice local denial of service

Hi oss-sec,

CVE Request for a local denial kernel issue....

The splice(2) syscall has received some fixes against local deadlocks.

2.6.30-rc3 is fixed, is fixed, and is fixed.

The inode double locking code was introduced in 2.6.19, so I guess earlier
kernel versions are not affected. (Miklos?)

Its as far as I understand this set of changes in mainline:;a=commitdiff;h=7bfac9ecf0585962fe13584f5cf526d8c8e76f17
(this one with description of issue);a=commitdiff;h=b3c2d2ddd63944ef2a1e4a43077b602288107e01;a=commitdiff;h=2933970b960223076d6affcf7a77e2bc546b8102;a=commitdiff;h=eb443e5a25d43996deb62b9bcee1a4ce5dea2ead;a=commitdiff;h=328eaaba4e41a04c1dc4679d65bea3fee4349d86

Ciao, Marcus

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