Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 22:57:42 +0800 From: Eugene Teo <eteo@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: coley@...re.org 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 -- Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team
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