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Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:50:39 -0800
From: Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel race condition with PTRACE_SETREGS

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 05:47:23PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 12:40:50PM -0800, Julien Tinnes wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 2:49 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> > > The mainline commits from January are by Oleg Nesterov of Red Hat.  Why
> > > wasn't(?) the issue handled with due severity within Red Hat, then -
> > > such that Red Hat would at the very least have a statement on whether
> > > and which of their kernels are affected by now.  My guess is that the
> > > full severity of the issue might not have been understood by Oleg at the
> > > time, but it's only a guess.
> > 
> > That's the eternal debate :) Since upstream doesn't want to handle
> > security and disclosure, I sure wish that distro vendors could
> > regroup, step-up and do it.
> I know some people don't "like" how the kernel team handles bug reports
> and fixes, but seriously, this should have been pretty obvious by anyone
> watching the stable kernel releases, which all distros do.  The fact
> that the distros didn't notify others is not the kernel community's
> fault, sorry.

Ick, my appologies Julien, it seems we are in violent agreement here
about the role that distros should be playing.  Sorry about that.

greg k-h

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