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Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 18:13:04 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
Subject: Re: security fixes, please assign CVE id

Marcus Meissner wrote:
>> Stable kernel
>> Posted Jul 3, 2008 15:34 UTC (Thu) by PaXTeam (subscriber, #24616) [Link] 
>> 2.
>> is an even better one, it allows one to overflow the task struct refcount (a 32 bit atomic_t
>> on the affected amd64) and cause its subsequent freeing with dangling references to it all
>> over the place (including 'current' of the ptraced task itself). corresponding exploit avenues
>> abound.
> I don't know if this one has a CVE yet.

I'm cc'ing Steve just to make sure that this gets a CVE id.

Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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