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Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 00:11:31 +0200
From: Marcus Meissner <>
To: OSS Security List <>
Subject: CVE request? buffer overflow in CIFS in 2.6.*


I guess we need a CVE for this fix:;a=commitdiff;h=15bd8021d870d2c4fbf8c16578d72d03cfddd3a7

Fixes a kmalloc area overflow in CIFS, number of overwritten bytes
is depending on the codepage converted to.

The data seems to come from a remote generated reply blob even, correct
me if I am wrong. :/

Checking our enterprise distro kernels it seems to cover most of the
2.6 kernel range...
2.6.27 has the same code, 2.6.16 too, 2.6.5 too.

And I wonder if "len*2" is sufficient, can't a UCS -> UTF8 conversion
generate more than 2 byte utf-8 characters for 1 ucs character?

(spotted by felix leitner, german blog entry: )

Ciao, Marcus

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