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Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:25:39 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: Kees Cook <>, "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: ext4: init timer earlier
 to avoid a kernel panic in __save_error_info

On 06/24/2011 05:38 AM, Kees Cook wrote:
> This came to our attention:
> by way of and
> "During mount, when we fail to open journal inode or root inode, the
> __save_error_info will mod_timer. But actually s_err_report isn't
> initialized yet and the kernel oops."

Please use this CVE-2011-2493.

Thanks, Eugene

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