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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:46:39 +0100
From: Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: Linux kernel: tty: kobject reference
 leakage in tty_open

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 11:30:23PM +0530, P J P wrote:
>    Hello,
> Linux kernel built with the virtual console support(CONFIG_VT) is vulnerable
> to a NULL pointer dereference issue. It could occur while accessing pseudo
> terminal device(/dev/pts/*) files.
> An unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system kernel resulting
> in DoS.
> Upstream fix:
> -------------
>    ->

Digging up patches from 2011?  Why?  It should have long-ago been
backported to all relevant kernel releases from any company that has a
kernel that is still supported today that is older than the 3.2 release
and newer than 2.6.28.

And if you are a company that is ignoring stable kernel patches for
their old kernel releases, well, that's just not very wise :)

What does asking for a CVE for such an old issue help with?


greg k-h

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