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Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:08:18 +0200
From: Florian Weimer <>
To:, Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel: CVE-2018-14619 kernel: crash
 (possible privesc) in kernel crypto subsystem.

On 08/28/2018 02:51 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 04:49:14PM +1000, Wade Mealing wrote:
>> Gday,
>> Syzkaller/syzbot found a use-after-free bug in the cryptographic
>> subsystem of the Linux kernel [1], that can be used to panic the
>> system and possibly escalate privileges.
> Are we seriously now going to be assigning cves to everything that
> syzbot finds?  If so, great, this is going to be fun!
> If not, why this specific patch?  What makes it specia from the hundreds
> of other syzbot finds that have been fixed (and not fixed yet)?

> If RHEL is not exposed, why does Red Hat care about this?

We have shipped supported kernels with this vulnerability.

But the real reason why I want this fixed is that the Python 3 test 
suite triggers this bug and panics some of our RPM builders. 8-/


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