Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:13:54 +0000 (GMT) From: Mark J Cox <mjc@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com cc: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE request - kernel: ima: fix null pointer dereference >> 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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