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Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 15:19:42 +0200
From: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request Linux kernel: forbid uaddr == uaddr2
 in futex_wait_requeue_pi() to avoid null dereference

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 06:41:14PM +0530, P J P wrote:
>     Hello,
> 
> Linux kernel built with the fast userspace mutexes(CONFIG_FUTEX) support is 
> vulnerable to a NULL pointer dereference flaw. It could occur when a waiting 
> task requests wait to be re-queued from non-PI futex to a PI-aware futex via 
> FUTEX_WAIT_REQUEUE_PI operation.
> 
> An unprivileged user/program could use this flaw to crash the system kernel 
> resulting in DoS.
> 
> Upstream fix:
> -------------
>    -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/6f7b0a2a5c0fb03be7c25bd1745baa50582348ef
> 
> Introduced in:
> --------------
>    -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/52400ba946759af28442dee6265c5c0180ac7122

Why are we asking for CVEs for patches that were written 2 years ago?

For those that do not know, the fix was in released kernel version 3.6.0

greg k-h

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