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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:42:15 -0500 (EST)
From: cve-assign@...re.org
To: luto@...capital.net
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE Request: Linux kernel LDT handling bugs

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> 1. espfix64 is designed to double-fault and recover on failures. This
> worked great for #GP and #NP, but it didn't work for #SS.

> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=6f442be2fb22be02cafa606f1769fa1e6f894441

Use CVE-2014-9090.


> 2. When trying and failing to return directly to userspace from IST
> context

> I'm not sure that this one is even worthy of a CVE.

There is currently no CVE ID for finding 2.


> 3. When the kernel tried and failed to return directly to userspace
> from IST context and espfix64 was *not* involved

> It's also harmless unless an attacker can persuade the kernel to
> corrupt its stack, and that is unlikely to happen by itself.

There is currently no CVE ID for finding 3.

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