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Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:39:10 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
Subject: CVE request - Linux kernel: evm: NULL pointer de-reference flaw


Linux kernel built with Extended Verification Module(EVM) and configured 
properly, is vulnerable to a NULL pointer de-reference flaw, caused by 
accessing extended attribute routines of sockfs inode object.

An unprivileged user/program could use this to crash the kernel, resulting in 

Upstream fix:


Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Security Response Team
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