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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:46:44 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: Michael Gilbert <>
Subject: Re: kernel: hvc_console: Fix race between hvc_close
 and hvc_remove

Hi Michael,

On 04/18/2010 06:15 AM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> On Thu, 04 Mar 2010 17:03:58 +0800 Eugene Teo wrote:
>> Heads-up. You might want to backport this if your kernel is affected. We
>> are not requesting a CVE name for this as it does not affect any of our
>> Red Hat supported kernels.
> are you sure about this?  i see the vulnerable code upstream in both

Thanks for making sure.

> 2.6.26 and 2.6.32.  does redhat not ship hvc in their kernels?  i think
> this should get a cve id because the more vanilla distros will have
> shipped with this included.

At least not for the officially supported kernels as shipped in Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux. I don't speak for other vendors, so if they need a CVE 
name, they should request for one.

Thanks, Eugene
Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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