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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:26:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: r128 IOCTL NULL pointer
 dereferences when CCE state is uninitialised

Please use CVE-2009-3620



----- "Eugene Teo" <> wrote:

> Quoting from the upstream commit:
> "Almost all r128's private ioctls require that the CCE state has
> already 
> been initialised.  However, most do not test that this has been done,
> and will proceed to dereference a null pointer.  This may result in a
> security vulnerability, since some ioctls are unprivileged.
> This adds a macro for the common initialisation test and changes all 
> ioctl implementations that require prior initialisation to use that
> macro.
> Also, r128_do_init_cce() does not test that the CCE state has not
> been
> initialised already.  Repeated initialisation may lead to a crash or 
> resource leak.  This adds that test."
> Other references:
> Thanks, Eugene

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