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Re: Linux kernel CVE fixes
From: Marcus Meissner <meissner () suse de>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:41:32 +0100

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 01:16:45PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
Hi,

Here are some further issues found by Nico Golde and Fabian Yamaguchi:

http://git.kernel.org/linus/b4789b8e6be3151a955ade74872822f30e8cd914
CVE-2013-6380

I got the question why this warrants a CVE as it is protected by CAP_SYS_ADMIN.

Only reason I would see is a "root user" -> "kernel code execution" path
which might otherwise be blocked by secure boot or other protection mechanisms?

Ciao, Marcus


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