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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 11:37:00 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: Corrupted LDM partition table issues

Reported by Timo Warns, "The kernel automatically evaluates partition 
tables of storage devices. The code for evaluating LDM partitions (in 
fs/partitions/ldm.c) contains a bug that causes a kernel oops on certain 
corrupted LDM partitions.  A kernel subsystem seems to crash, because, 
after the oops, the kernel no longer recognizes newly connected storage 

This should affect kernels version v2.6.27-rc1 and above. Of course, 
CONFIG_LDM_PARTITION needs to be set.

Thanks, Eugene
Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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