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Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:54:09 -0800
From: Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: 2015 kernel CVEs

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 04:32:08PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> As for USB descriptors, I'm somewhat more hopeful about hardening.  At
> the same time, it seems like it should be practical to put more low-
> performance USB drivers into userspace.

What drivers do we currently have in the kernel that should/could be
done in userspace instead?  I'll gladly drop them from the tree.

And yes, we need to do better about handling crazy USB descriptors, I
think the majority of this work is already done, but it takes
hand-auditing to verify it :(


greg k-h

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