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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:13:54 +0000 (GMT)
From: Mark J Cox <>
cc: Greg KH <>, "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request - kernel: ima: fix null pointer

>> Do we need CVE numbers for issues that never showed up in a released
>> kernel version?  I don't see how this could affect anyone, unless they
>> were foolish enough to ship a product on a non-released kernel :)
> You got a point there, but I requested this in order to keep track of 
> security issues that we might need to backport in our future kernels.

It shouldn't get a CVE name.  If someone at some point in the future ships 
a vulnerable version (by selective backporting, or similar) then it would 
get a name.  Cheers, Mark

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