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Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2010 16:56:03 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: cifs: cifs_create() NULL
 pointer dereference

On 04/05/2010 04:51 PM, Eugene Teo wrote:
> Reported by Eugene Teo. While creating a file on a server which supports
> Unix extensions such as Samba, if a file being created does not supply
> nameidata (i.e. nd is NULL), cifs client can trigger a NULL pointer
> dereference when calling cifs_posix_open().

The code that introduced this is upstream commit c3b2a0c6. Any kernel 
version from v2.6.29-rc6 onwards are affected.

Thanks, Eugene

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