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Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:18:00 +0200
From: Greg KH <>
To: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: Re: Linux kernel: CVE-2018-14619 kernel: crash
 (possible privesc) in kernel crypto subsystem.

On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 03:08:18PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 08/28/2018 02:51 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 04:49:14PM +1000, Wade Mealing wrote:
> > > Gday,
> > > 
> > > Syzkaller/syzbot found a use-after-free bug in the cryptographic
> > > subsystem of the Linux kernel [1], that can be used to panic the
> > > system and possibly escalate privileges.
> > 
> > Are we seriously now going to be assigning cves to everything that
> > syzbot finds?  If so, great, this is going to be fun!
> > 
> > If not, why this specific patch?  What makes it specia from the hundreds
> > of other syzbot finds that have been fixed (and not fixed yet)?
> > If RHEL is not exposed, why does Red Hat care about this?
> We have shipped supported kernels with this vulnerability.
> But the real reason why I want this fixed is that the Python 3 test suite
> triggers this bug and panics some of our RPM builders. 8-/

Heh, ok, fair enough, thanks for being honest :)

greg k-h

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