Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:47:12 -0800 From: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: fs/partitions: validate map_count in mac partition tables On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 03:44:29PM -0500, Josh Bressers wrote: > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > Reported by Timo Warns, "Validate number of blocks in map and remove > > redundant variable." > > > > http://git.kernel.org/linus/fa7ea87a057958a8b7926c1a60a3ca6d696328ed > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=679282 > > > > I don't understand the security implication of this bug. Can you explain it? Incorrectly formed mac partition tables could cause bad things to happen when it was automatically scanned after plugging in a device with this type of partition table on it. Hope this helps, greg k-h
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