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Re: kernel: uio: CVE-2013-6763 [was: Re: [oss-security] some unstracked linux kernel security fixes]
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds () linux-foundation org>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 19:44:53 -0800

On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman
<gregkh () linuxfoundation org> wrote:
On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 01:18:39PM +0100, Petr Matousek wrote:

IOW, with the current changes, isn't the functionality broken for
non page-aligned addr and/or size?

This should now be fixed in Linus's tree, right?

Well, that depends on what you mean by "fixed".

If somebody depended on "we'll just mmap the page(s) that contained
the partial and unaligned resource", then current git is very very
broken, because it doesn't allow that at all.

But if you meant that somebody could mess with things and try to
access crud *around* a non-page-aligned resource, then current git
fixed that and no longer allows mmap's that expose other resources
aside from the one explicitly managed by uio.

          Linus


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