Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 08:08:47 +0200 From: sd <sd@...ksheep.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE Request: linux kernel perf out-of-bounds access Frankly, that there was not a CVE for this came as a surprise to me later as I simply hit the release button each time I spot my bug killed when I'm auditing the git commit backlog - usually there is fully armed exploit and advisory already. 2013/5/15 Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> > On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 09:26:30AM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote: > > On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 8:25 PM, Marc Deslauriers < > > marc.deslauriers@...onical.com> wrote: > > > > > Hello, > > > > > > Is there a CVE for this? If not, could one be assigned, please? > > > > > > https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/2441281/ > > > > > > 8176cced706b5e5d15887584150764894e94e02f > > > > > > (BTW, there is currently an exploit for this going around...) > > > > > > > Nowhere did it say it is a security fix. Fix available since April 13. > > s@...s not aware too. Awesome. > > > > Seriously, surely by now we should all know that silent fixes are not the > > wisest thing to do. > > I do not think anyone realized it was a "security" fix. It was never > mentioned to the security@...nel.org alias, and I only picked it up > for the stable releases because someone said, "hey, here's another > trinity bugfix that userspace can trigger". We fix those all the time, > every single stable kernel release. > > The only thing different this time is someone took the time to develop a > simple exploit for others to use. > > So I don't think this was any more or less "silent" than the normal > kernel bug fixes that happen every single week. > > thanks, > > greg k-h >
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