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Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:28:22 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: Dan Rosenberg <>,
        Moritz Muehlenhoff <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE requests: Two kernel issues

On 08/10/2011 08:14 AM, Dan Rosenberg wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Eugene Teo <> wrote:
>> On 08/10/2011 04:42 AM, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:>
>>> 2. [SCSI] pmcraid: reject negative request size
>> I don't have a PMC Sierra MaxRAID controller, so I am not sure what's
>> the permissions give to /dev/pmcsas%u. I'm checking. Meanwhile, use
>> CVE-2011-2906 for this issue.
>> Thanks, Eugene
> This isn't a security issue because there's a check for CAP_SYS_ADMIN
> on pmcraid_chr_open(), which is necessary to obtain a file descriptor
> to the device file in order to call the affected ioctl.  Which is why
> I didn't bother CC'ing ;-)

Awesome. Rejecting CVE. Back to my holidays :)


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