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Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 23:38:27 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel futex local privilege escalation

On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 06:45:45PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> Hi,
> This was handled via linux-distros, hence the mandatory oss-security
> posting.  The issue was made public earlier today, and is included in
> this Debian advisory:
> ---
> CVE-2014-3153
>     Pinkie Pie discovered an issue in the futex subsystem that allows a
>     local user to gain ring 0 control via the futex syscall. An
>     unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the kernel (resulting
>     in denial of service) or for privilege escalation.
> ---
> I've attached patches by Thomas Gleixner (four e-mails, in mbox format),
> as well as back-ports of those by John Johansen of Canonical, who wrote:

Maybe I'm missing something, but I can't find any statement of what
version these patches are intended to apply cleanly to. They don't
apply to latest stable.


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