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Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 10:41:55 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To: Eugene Teo <>
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: mac80211: fix two remote

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009, Eugene Teo wrote:

> Actually, you can ignore this request. So what happened was that, there
> were actually two patches for this, but Johannes combined them together
> when he shared the fix with us. So, this is part of the fixes for
> CVE-2009-4026: upstream commits (1) 4253119a and (2) 827d42c9.

The Red Hat bug report lists both CVE-2009-4026 and CVE-2009-4027 but
doesn't actually link these two CVEs to any specific fix/issue:

We associated CVE-2009-4026 with commit
827d42c9ac91ddd728e4f4a31fefb906ef2ceff7, and we associated CVE-2009-4027
with commit d92684e66091c0f0101819619b315b4bb8b5bcc5.

Here is the logic chain that we had to follow in order to perform this

  The History section of 541149 indicates that this "mac80211: fix
  spurious delBA handling" bug was assigned both CVE-2009-4026 and
  CVE-2009-4027 on 20091125. All activity in this bug is by Eugene Teo.
  The fix for the bug is in commit
  827d42c9ac91ddd728e4f4a31fefb906ef2ceff7. As mentioned in
  oss-security/2009/12/01/2, the portion of this bug that was introduced
  by the d75636ef9c1af224f1097941879d5a8db7cd04e5 commit in 2009 is
  CVE-2009-4026. Therefore, the portion of the bug that was introduced by
  the d92684e66091c0f0101819619b315b4bb8b5bcc5 commit in 2008 is
  CVE-2009-4027. The 827d42c9ac91ddd728e4f4a31fefb906ef2ceff7 commit
  message says "The first problem is that I moved a BUG_ON before various
  checks -- thereby making it possible to hit. As the comment indicates,
  the BUG_ON can be removed since the ampdu_action callback must already
  exist when the state is != IDLE." However, apparently no part of the
  diff affects any BUG_ON line in the code. Later, on 20091201, Eugene Teo
  sent a "CVE request: kernel: mac80211: fix two remote exploits"
  oss-security message. The fix for this additional vulnerability is in
  commit 4253119acf412fd686ef4bd8749b5a4d70ea3a51. The entirety of the fix
  is removal of calls to BUG_ON and WARN_ON.

- Steve

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