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Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 06:21:52 -0700
From: Greg KH <>
Cc: Taesoo Kim <>, Chengyu Song <>,
	Insu Yun <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: information leak in wilc1000 module
 of Linux kernel

On Wed, May 04, 2016 at 09:12:52AM -0400, Kangjie Lu wrote:
> Hello,
> In the milc1000 module (drivers/staging/wilc1000/wilc_wfi_cfgoperations.c),
> The 6-bytes stack object “mac” is not initialized but leaked via “nla_put”.
> This bug may result in leaks of sensitive kernel stack data.
> The patch of this bug has been accepted by Linux kernel maintainer and will
> be
> merged in the next kernel release (see the message bellow).
> Fix info:
> *
> <>*
> git://
> Could you please assign a CVE to it?

I wouldn't recommend CVEs for drivers in the staging portion of the
Linux kernel tree.  It's just too easy to find bugs in them, and very
few distros actually enable them.  Unless you want to prove that CVEs
don't really mean much :)


greg k-h

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