Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:20:00 -0700 From: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Linux kernel: multiple vulnerabilities in the USB subsystem x2 On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 05:16:03PM +0200, Andrey Konovalov wrote: > On a side note, currently there's an issue with many Linux kernel bugs > being fixed, but not backported to distro kernels. Those bugs might > have security implications, but there's no way to know that, unless > someone specifically spends time to assess them in that regard. > Requesting CVEs for those bugs is a way to get the fixes into distro > kernels (even though that doesn't always work promptly  :). > >  https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/10/30/2 Note, I am scraping the logs for anything that says it is fixed due do a syzbot find or report and backporting them to the stable kernel branches. So those distros that do follow the LTS/stable kernel releases do get these fixes. Luckily most of the "sane" distros these days do this. Please don't abuse the CVE process just to try to get a fix backported to a Linux kernel release. There is at least one company today that does this as it is a way to "route around" management, but really, that shouldn't be needed, fix your management processes instead please :) thanks, greg k-h
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