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Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 19:23:20 +0200
From: Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@...ian.org>
To: Eugene Teo <eugene@...hat.com>
Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com,
	"Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
Subject: Re: CVE requests: Two kernel issues

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 06:49:59AM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
> On 08/10/2011 04:42 AM, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> > Hi,
> > the following two issues also seem to warrant a CVE assignment:
> > 
> > 1. staging: comedi: fix infoleak to userspace
> > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=819cbb120eaec7e014e5abd029260db1ca8c5735
> > 
> > (It's a staging driver and I'm unsure whether we have assigned
> >  CVE IDs for staging drivers in the past. OTOH, this driver
> >  is enabled in the Debian 6.0 kernel)
> 
> We don't as code from the staging drivers are usually are substandard
> and usually not supported.

I agree on that approach for new drivers in the works (e.g. gma500), but
the Comedi driver is quite old and in use outside the kernel/staging
version as well. (Debian is providing a separate comedi source package 
since 2002.).

> Btw, can you please mail me a copy of the /boot/config of the most
> recent Debian kernel for my reference?

Please let me know if you need anything in addition to the files
Yves-Alexis sent you.

Cheers,
        Moritz

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