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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:59:59 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: Timo Warns <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: fs/partitions: Kernel heap
 overflow via corrupted LDM partition tables

----- Original Message -----
> The kernel automatically evaluates partition tables of storage devices.
> The code for evaluating LDM partitions (in fs/partitions/ldm.c) contains
> a bug that allows to overflow the kernel heap. It may be possible to
> escalate privileges by exploiting this bug.
> (This bug is distinct from the LDM bug reported by Eugene Teo on
> 2011-02-23.)
> This should affect both, 2.4 and 2.6 kernel. As a prerequisite,
> CONFIG_LDM_PARTITION needs to be set.

Can you point to a commit message or something else that is public? It's
not clear how this differs from Eugene's request.



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