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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:12:38 +0100
From: Wolfgang Frisch <wolfgang.frisch@...e.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE-2021-3428 Linux kernel: integer overflow in
 ext4_es_cache_extent

On 17/03/2021 11.11, Greg KH wrote:
> Are you sure that SUSE didn't already assign one to this?
> 
> And if not, why not

I chose not to assign a CVE after consulting with security@...nel.org 
and proceeded to handle the issue as a regular bug. Local denial of 
service bugs that require specially crafted file systems and the 
elevated privileges required to mount them, are generally not considered 
security issues worthy of CVEs by the kernel community. It's a 
borderline case but I have no issues with this new CVE assignment.

Best regards,
Wolfgang


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