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Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 14:45:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request - kernel: nfsd: fix vm overcommit

Please use CVE-2010-1643 for this.



----- "Eugene Teo" <> wrote:

> "knfsd crashes if you are using it to export shmemfs objects and run 
> strict overcommit. In this situation the current->mm based modifier to
> the overcommit goes through a NULL pointer.
> We could simply check for NULL and skip the modifier but we've caught
> other real bugs in the past from mm being NULL here - cases where we
> did 
> need a valid mm set up (eg the exec bug in 2005).
> To preserve the checks and get the logic we want shuffle the checking
> around and add a new helper to the vm_ security wrappers
> Also fix a current->mm reference in nommu that should use the passed
> mm"
> Upstream commit:
> nfsd: fix vm overcommit crash
> Reference:
> [PATCH] knfsd: add nfs-export support to tmpfs
> Backtrace (-rt kernel):
> Thanks, Eugene
> -- 
> main(i) { putchar(182623909 >> (i-1) * 5&31|!!(i<7)<<6) && main(++i);
> }

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