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Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 23:53:09 +0200
From: Timo Warns <>
Subject: CVE Request: kernel: fs/partitions: Corrupted GUID partition tables
 can cause kernel oops

The Linux kernel automatically evaluates partition tables of storage
devices. The code for evaluating EFI GUID partitions (in
fs/partitions/efi.c) contains a bug that causes a kernel oops on certain
corrupted GUID partition tables.

A patch is available at

Cheers, Timo

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