Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:50:39 -0800 From: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Linux kernel race condition with PTRACE_SETREGS (CVE-2013-0871) 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 <solar@...nwall.com> 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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