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Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 21:22:37 +0100
From: Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2017-15102: Linux kernel: usb: NULL-deref due
 to a race condition in [legousbtower] driver

On Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 03:14:56PM -0500, Vladis Dronov wrote:
> Heololo,
> A race condition exists in Linux kernel since year 2003 through version 4.9-rc1
> in [legousbtower] driver which allows a null pointer dereference caused by
> not removing a device file interface on an error when the probe function is called.
> This can cause a write-what-where condition by remapping dev->interrupt_out_buffer
> in tower_write(), leading to privilege escalation.
> References:
> An upstream patch:

I hate to ask, but why are you getting CVEs for bugs fixed over a year
ago, and are already in all stable kernel releases a year ago?  Why does
it matter?

Unless you happen to have a product that doesn't ever do kernel updates
from the stable trees, and well, then you know what you are doing and
don't need CVEs assigned either, right?  :)


greg k-h

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