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Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 17:19:09 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: skfp_ioctl inverted logic

Name: CVE-2009-0675
Status: Candidate
Reference: MLIST:[netdev] 20090128 [PATCH] drivers/net/skfp: if !capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN): inverted logic
Reference: URL:
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20090220 CVE request: kernel: skfp_ioctl inverted logic flaw
Reference: URL:
Reference: CONFIRM:;a=commit;h=c25b9abbc2c2c0da88e180c3933d6e773245815a
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: SECUNIA:33938
Reference: URL:

The skfp_ioctl function in drivers/net/skfp/skfddi.c in the Linux
kernel before permits SKFP_CLR_STATS requests only when the
CAP_NET_ADMIN capability is absent, instead of when this capability is
present, which allows local users to reset the driver statistics,
related to an "inverted logic" issue.

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