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Subjectbluetooth: bug fixes for bluetooth-next
On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 11:16:54AM -0700, Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> > > This is a revised series which also contains a minimal fix to the memory leak
> > > discovered by David Hermann upon which the first NULL-pointer-dereference fix
> > > also depends.
> > >
> > > These patches need to get to Linus ASAP as the problems are present in 3.3-rc6
> > > as well as earlier kernels and thus should be backported to the stable trees as
> > > well.
> >
> > Any chance to get these into 3.3? Otherwise, is it possible to rebase
> > bluetooth-next on top of these so that Greg can get them into 3.3.1 (and
> > the other stable trees) once bluetooth-next is merged?
> >
> > All three bugs can be used to crash any kernel with HCI-UART support and
> > can probably be used for exploits as they are extremely easy to trigger
> > reliably.
> only if you have access to the TTY device node in the first place. If
> you do not have access to that device node, you can not crash the
> kernel.
> Can you resend a clean set of patches for bluetooth-next and once we
> have that merged, we can talk on how to backport this to 3.3 and also
> -stable.

I'll respond to this mail with the two NULL-deref fixes against
bluetooth-next of today (44e612b3e6566f0b).

As I've mentioned before, a fix for the memory leak is already in
bluetooth-next and my first patch depends on it. Unfortunately, the
memory-leak fix in bluetooth-next is not a minimal fix but a more
invasive one:

797fe796c4335b3 ("Bluetooth: uart-ldisc: Fix memory leak and
remove destruct cb")

and it also depends on a second commit (from bluetooth-next):

010666a126fce7b ("Bluetooth: Make hci-destruct callback

Neither is marked for stable (and at least the latter probably shouldn't

Please make sure that the memory leak fix also gets backported to
stable. A minimal (2-line) fix can be found here:


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