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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] ext2: Avoid printk floods in the face of directory corruption
Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Sep 2008 11:32:50 -0400
> "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@MIT.EDU> wrote:
>
>> From: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@MIT.EDU>
>> To: akpm@linux-foundation.org
>> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@MIT.EDU>, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>, linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org, Eugene Teo <eugeneteo@kernel.sg>
>> Subject: [PATCH 3/4] ext2: Avoid printk floods in the face of directory corruption
>> Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 11:32:50 -0400
>> X-Mailer: git-send-email 1.5.6.1.205.ge2c7.dirty
>>
>> Note: some people thinks this represents a security bug, since it
>> might make the system go away while it is printing a large number of
>> console messages, especially if a serial console is involved. Hence,
>> it has been assigned CVE-2008-3528, but it requires that the attacker
>> either has physical access to your machine to insert a USB disk with a
>> corrupted filesystem image (at which point why not just hit the power
>> button), or is otherwise able to convince the system administrator to
>> mount an arbitrary filesystem image (at which point why not just
>> include a setuid shell or world-writable hard disk device file or some
>> such). Me, I think they're just being silly.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>
>> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
>> Cc: linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org
>> Cc: Eugene Teo <eugeneteo@kernel.sg>
>
> This patch was purportedly authored by yourself, but I'm going to
> assume that it was authored by Eric.

It was, after some discussion w/ Ted & Andreas.

Also just FWIW I'm also in the "as a security issue this is a bit silly"
camp ;)

Thanks,
-Eric


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