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Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:26:50 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
Subject: CVE request: Linux kernel: cifs: NULL pointer dereference


Linux kernel built with CIFS(CONFIG_CIFS) network file system support is 
vulnerable to a NULL pointer dereference flaw. It could occur during a 
re-connection attempt.

A user/program could use this flaw to crash the system resulting in a DoS.

Upstream fix:


Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Security Response Team
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