Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:09:15 +0800 From: Eugene Teo <eugene@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel information leak via userspace USB interface Hi Marcus, On 02/17/2010 06:29 PM, Marcus Meissner wrote: > While programming a USB device using libusb I found that a usb read from > the device returned data it should not. [...] > Access to USB userspace devices either requires root access or desktop user access > via udev/hal ACLs on non-mass-storage Digital Cameras or Media Players. (So the > desktop user needs to plugin such a ACL getting device before being able > to read the memory). To abuse this, you will need physical access to plug in a USB device, so I do not think this should be regarded as a security issue. Thanks, Eugene -- Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team
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