Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 14:23:03 -0800 From: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE Request -- kernel: futex: clear robust_list on execve On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 11:10:59PM +0100, Petr Matousek wrote: > Move "exit_robust_list" into mm_release() and clear them > > We don't want to get rid of the futexes just at exit() time, we want to > drop them when doing an execve() too, since that gets rid of the > previous VM image too. > > Doing it at mm_release() time means that we automatically always do it > when we disassociate a VM map from the task. > > Upstream patches: > 8141c7f3e7aee618312fa1c15109e1219de784a7 > fc6b177dee33365ccb29fe6d2092223cf8d679f9 In the future, could you reference which kernel contained these patches so I don't have to go look it up? :) For the record, the first one showed up in 2.6.28-rc5 and the second in 2.6.32-rc4. thanks, greg k-h
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