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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:41:44 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: Unix sockets kernel panic

Eugene Teo wrote:
> We need a CVE name for this issue. This was reported in netdev today.
> "The following code causes a kernel panic on Linux 2.6.26:
> I haven't investigated the bug so I'm not sure what is causing it, and
> don't know if it's exploitable.  The code passes unix sockets from one
> process to another using unix sockets.  The bug probably has to do
> with closing file descriptors."
> There isn't a fix yet. Dave is working on it.

There's a fix now.

Upstream commits: f8d570a, 3b53fbf, and 6209344.

Thanks, Eugene

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