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Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 10:30:52 +0200
From: Petr Matousek <>
Cc:, Agostino Sarubbo <>,
        Kees Cook <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: Kernel PID Spoofing Privilege
 Escalation Vulnerability

On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 11:23:49AM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 04, 2013 at 08:30:05PM -0600, Kurt Seifried wrote:
> > Please use CVE-2013-4300 for this issue.
> > 
> > Stupid Q, any reason why this couldn't be sent to
> > to give
> > vendors a heads up (also we can get it a CVE prior to public release
> > then)?
> > 
> The original patch was sent to netdev and lkml publicly from the start.
> We do have someone who is supposed to forwarding security bugs from
> to distros.  I'm not on distros but apparently this
> wasn't happening properly so we've recently assigned another person to
> help with this.

As you said, the patch was sent to public mailing lists clearly saying
"This is a security bug.". If anything, this should have been forwarded
to oss-security, there's no point to forward to distros when the issue
is a) public and b) clearly marked as security fix.

Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team

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