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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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