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Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:31:44 +0100
From: Timo Warns <>
Subject: CVE Request: kernel: fs/partitions: Corrupted OSF partition table
 can cause information disclosure

The kernel automatically evaluates partition tables of storage devices.
The code for evaluating OSF partitions (in fs/partitions/osf.c)
contains a bug that leaks data from kernel heap memory to userspace for
certain corrupted OSF partitions.

See for a patch.

Cheers, Timo

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