Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2022 11:34:16 +0100 From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Details on this supposed Linux Kernel ksmbd RCE On Fri, Dec 23, 2022 at 05:19:06PM +0100, Marcus Meissner wrote: > On Fri, Dec 23, 2022 at 03:20:17PM +0100, Greg KH wrote: > > On Fri, Dec 23, 2022 at 09:04:25AM -0500, Sasha Levin wrote: > > > On Fri, Dec 23, 2022 at 09:17:28AM +0100, Marcus Meissner wrote: > > > > Not sure why they do not like you, but to be very clear anyone else can > > > > requests CVEs for the kernel, (except the blacklisted drivers/staging/ area). > > > > > > For CVEs assigned (earlier this month) to issues in drivers/staging, > > > what would be the process to remove the assignment or mark them as > > > invalid? > > > > And who is doing this "blacklisting" of staging drivers from CVEs? Why > > are they special when many distros do enable and rely on them? > > This is just information I received when I tried to allocate a CVE for a > staging driver. > > It has been over a year ago, so perhaps the this changed meanwhile again. It was 4 years ago for CVE-2018-8822, where ncpfs moved from being good into the "staging" tree due to quality / maintenance issues. > > In my talks with MITRE, they have said they don't want to make public > > statments about the CVE issues and Linux, which is sad, but they never > > mentioned anything about "we will ignore this portion of the kernel > > source tree". Is that in a public statement anywhere that I can point > > to when people ask the kernel security team for CVEs? > > No, it was in a private email, I will search for it, but I cannot > promise I will find it again. I got information back from Mitre on this topic. This thread from you and Moritz in 2014 set the Mitre non-assignment policy regarding drivers/staging/ https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/03/05/6 If this has changed in meantime (e.g. that security issues in the staging tree are CVE worthy), we can ask Mitre to allow assigning to staging drivers again. Ciao, Marcus
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