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Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:41:32 +0100
From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: Nico Golde <nico@...lde.de>, Fabian Yamaguchi <fabs@...sec.de>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel CVE fixes

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 01:16:45PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Here are some further issues found by Nico Golde and Fabian Yamaguchi:
> 
> http://git.kernel.org/linus/b4789b8e6be3151a955ade74872822f30e8cd914
> CVE-2013-6380

I got the question why this warrants a CVE as it is protected by CAP_SYS_ADMIN.

Only reason I would see is a "root user" -> "kernel code execution" path
which might otherwise be blocked by secure boot or other protection mechanisms?

Ciao, Marcus

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