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Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 08:50:34 -0700
From: Greg KH <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: cifs: cifs_create() NULL
 pointer dereference

On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 04:56:03PM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
> 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.

Am I correct in that I do not see a fix for this in the upstream kernel
repository yet?


greg k-h

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