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Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:25:26 -0700
From: Greg KH <>
Cc: Eddie Chapman <>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel: multiple vulnerabilities in the USB
 subsystem x2

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 09:13:11PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Given this, I think fixing bugs that might lead to privilege
> escalation, even if they require physical connection of USB devices,
> does indeed seem reasonable.

No one has said anything about not fixing these bugs.  The Linux USB
developers have been spending a lot of time in the past weeks doing just
that, so please do not think that is an issue here.

Now the "mount a purposfully corrupted filesystem image" issues, that's
another story :)  CERT has a long-running thread with a number of kernel
developers about issues they have found in that area over the past
years, which has not lead to many fixes for various reasons :(


greg k-h

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