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Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:52:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: local keyboard DoS through
 LED switching

On Fri, 5 Sep 2008, Eugene Teo wrote:

> This old issue needs a CVE name.
> "[PATCH] Input: atkbd - throttle LED switching
> On some boxes keyboard controllers are too slow to withstand
> continuous flow of requests to turn keyboard LEDs on and off
> and start losing some keypresses or even all of them.

Can this be exploited by anyone except the person sitting at the keyboard?

- Steve

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