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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 08:19:37 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: flat: fix uninitialized ptr
 with shared libs

Steven M. Christey wrote:
> Use CVE-2009-2845, to be filled in soon.

This has been assigned CVE-2009-2768. Duplicate CVE.

Thanks, Eugene

> On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, Eugene Teo wrote:
>> The new credentials code broke load_flat_shared_library() as it now uses
>> an uninitialised cred pointer, leading to a NULL pointer dereference.
>> This can be triggered by running a shared flat binary.
>> kernel/cred.c was introduced in v2.6.29-rc1 IIRC.
>> Upstream commit:
>> References:
>> Thanks, Eugene

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