Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 17:09:42 +0100 From: Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE-2021-20177 kernel: iptables string match rule could result in kernel panic On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 03:23:16PM +0000, John Haxby wrote: > > > > On 12 Jan 2021, at 08:04, Greg KH <greg@...ah.com> wrote: > > > > I still do not understand why you report issues that are fixed over a > > year ago (October 2019) and assign them a CVE like this. Who does this > > help out? And what about the thousands of other issues that are fixed > > in the kernel and not assigned a CVE like this, are they somehow not as > > important to your group? > > > > What determines what you want to give a CVE to and what you do not? > > > I think I can answer that. There's nothing technical going on here, > it's down to the behaviour of the end users of enterprise systems. Ok, I can understand that crazyness, and somehow believe it, so I have not complained when announcements like this come out for issues that affect RHEL releases as RH is known for abusing^using the CVE system in this manner. But that was not the case here at all, which is why I asked this. thanks, greg k-h
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