Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 23:26:46 -0400 From: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: kernel: hvc_console: Fix race between hvc_close and hvc_remove On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 18:15:42 -0400 Michael Gilbert wrote: > On Thu, 04 Mar 2010 17:03:58 +0800 Eugene Teo wrote: > > > Heads-up. You might want to backport this if your kernel is affected. We > > are not requesting a CVE name for this as it does not affect any of our > > Red Hat supported kernels. > > are you sure about this? i see the vulnerable code upstream in both > 2.6.26 and 2.6.32. does redhat not ship hvc in their kernels? i think > this should get a cve id because the more vanilla distros will have > shipped with this included. i see that hvc_console is disabled by default in the debian kernels, and i assume it is the same for the redhat kernels. are issues in features that are disabled by default generally treated as unimportant? there are bound to be a (perhaps small) subset of users turning these features on; exposing themselves to more risk if these issues go unfixed. i suppose cve assignment depends on whether or not there is an expectation to protect those users in addition to defaults-using users. mike
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