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Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:51:54 -0800
From: Greg KH <>
To: Josh Boyer <>
Cc: Peter Hurley <>,
	Dan Carpenter <>,
	"Linux-Kernel@...r. Kernel. Org" <>,
Subject: Re: 2015 kernel CVEs

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 12:00:57PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Peter Hurley <> wrote:
> > On 01/19/2016 03:28 AM, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> >> I like to look back over old CVEs to see how we could do better.  Here
> >> is the list from 2015.  I got most of this information from the Ubuntu
> >> CVE tracker.  Thanks Ubuntu!.  If it doesn't have a hash that means it
> >> might not be fixed yet.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >> CVE-2015-4170 cf872776fc84: tty: hang in tty
> >
> > Makes no sense that this was assigned a CVE.
> > I fixed this _2 yrs before_ it was reported and the patch was CC'd stable.
> I'm guessing the CVE was assigned because there are distributions that
> ship based on kernels earlier than 3.13.  Those distributors need to
> verify if they have the fix, etc.

Yes, that's what happened here, Red Hat asked for it from what I
remember.  I complained loudly on the oss-security list about it, but oh

greg k-h

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