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Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 07:06:08 +0200
From: Willy Tarreau <>
To: Eugene Teo <>
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: tc: uninitialised kernel memory leak

On Mon, Sep 07, 2009 at 11:32:29AM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
> Solar Designer wrote:
> >On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 11:45:03AM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
> >>Three bytes of uninitialised kernel memory are currently leaked to user.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >2.4 kernels appear to be affected as well, and moreover they appear to
> >require at least some of these older fixes as well:
> >
> >
> This is commit 9ef1d4c7c7aca1cd436612b6ca785b726ffb8ed8.
> And linux-2.4.37.y needs the following two patches too:
> [NETLINK]: Clear padding in netlink messages
> b3563c4fbff906991a1b4ef4609f99cca2a0de6a
> [NETLINK]: Missing padding fields in dumped structures
> 8a47077a0b5aa2649751c46e7a27884e6686ccbf

Thanks Eugene, that's very kind. I have merged all 4 patches and
pushed them to the master repo. I'm not releasing right now because
those vulns are minor and I still have other issues to fix.


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