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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:16:58 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: Mark J Cox <>, Greg KH <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request - kernel: ima: fix null pointer dereference

On 02/10/2010 12:13 AM, Mark J Cox wrote:
>>> 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

Thanks for clarifying.

Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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