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From: Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de>
To: Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>
Cc: Matthew Keenan <matt@opcode-solutions.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	torvalds@linux-foundation.org, stable@kernel.org
Subject: Re: Linux 2.6.22.18
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 09:50:15 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080212175015.GA2001@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <878x1q6p6t.fsf@mid.deneb.enyo.de>

On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 06:48:42PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Greg KH:
> 
> > the logic is a little different in 2.6.22 and earlier in regards to this
> > area of code.  This way we are safer.
> 
> Your patch doesn't include the CVE-2006-0010 hunk.  Is this because
> get_user() implies an access_ok() check (while __copy_from_user()
> obviously does not)?

Yes, that is exactly why.  CVE-2006-0010 and -0009 are not applicable to
kernels prior to 2.6.23.

thanks,

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-12 17:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-11  7:43 Greg Kroah-Hartman
2008-02-11  7:43 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2008-02-11 11:31   ` Matthew Keenan
2008-02-11 15:45     ` Greg KH
2008-02-12 17:48       ` Florian Weimer
2008-02-12 17:50         ` Greg KH [this message]
2008-02-11 16:32     ` Linus Torvalds

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