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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 09:10:51 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: flat: fix uninitialized ptr with shared libs

The new credentials code broke load_flat_shared_library() as it now uses
an uninitialised cred pointer, leading to a NULL pointer dereference.
This can be triggered by running a shared flat binary.

kernel/cred.c was introduced in v2.6.29-rc1 IIRC.

Upstream commit:


Thanks, Eugene

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