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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 13:24:38 -0600
From: John Helmert III <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2023-0122: Linux kernel: Pre-Auth Remote DoS
 in NVMe

On Thu, Jan 12, 2023 at 06:10:23PM +0100, Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2023 at 04:12:30PM +0200, Tal Lossos wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > # Description
> > A NULL Pointer Dereference bug in nvmet_setup_auth
> > (drivers/nvme/target/auth.c) can be triggered remotely to cause a DoS.
> > Since the bug occurs in the authentication feature, it can be easily
> > triggered by an unauthorized client in the pre-auth stage.
> > Versions affected - v6.0-rc1 to v6.0-rc3 (fixed in v6.0-rc4).
> Meta-comment, why are CVE's being assigned for issues found, and then
> fixed, in development kernel releases?  Who assigned this CVE, MITRE or
> someone else?

This information used to be available for "reserved" CVEs in the JSON
data in [1], but now that that's retired I'm not sure this is made
public anywhere.


> thanks,
> greg k-h

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