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Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 22:57:42 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: local keyboard DoS through
 LED switching

Steven M. Christey wrote:
> 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?

I don't think so. It requires physical access to the console.

Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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