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Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:33:10 +0100
From: Petr Matousek <>
To: Nico Golde <>,
Subject: Re: some unstracked linux kernel security fixes

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:10:32AM +0100, Petr Matousek wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Nov 03, 2013 at 05:32:52PM +0100, Nico Golde wrote:
> > drivers/uio/uio.c: mapping of physical memory to user space without proper size check
> >
> there is a size check in uio_mmap() (the only caller of uio_mmap_physical()):
>         requested_pages = vma_pages(vma);
>         actual_pages = ((idev->info->mem[mi].addr & ~PAGE_MASK)
>                         + idev->info->mem[mi].size + PAGE_SIZE -1) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
>         if (requested_pages > actual_pages)
>                 return -EINVAL;
> why it wasn't sufficient?

Apparently there was a CVE split [1] and this is now CVE-2013-6763.

I still think this is a non-issue based on the above mentioned size
check. Can I please get second opinion from someone more knowledgeable
on this?

Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team
PGP: 0xC44977CA 8107 AF16 A416 F9AF 18F3  D874 3E78 6F42 C449 77CA

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