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Re: CVE request - Linux kernel: VFAT slab-based buffer overflow
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:25:05 -0700

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On 02/26/2013 04:05 PM, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 10:05 PM, Kurt Seifried
The problem with security is you have to basically do it 100% 
correctly 100% of the time, otherwise things fall through the
cracks (like this VFAT thing).

Also, what about the tmpfs one from yesterday? Nobody involved in
the patch reported that as a security bug to this list, until I saw
it myself, just by chance, as a random person on the internet, and
posted it to the list. In that case, it was clearly marked
"use-after-free", but nobody involved requested a CVE.

That's my point. We're not doing this 100% of the time 100% correctly
due to resource constraints, and I highly doubt we ever will, again
due to resource constraints. That and reality, proving negatives is
hard and all that.

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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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