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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH 0/8] SECURITY ISSUE with connector

On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 02:40:03PM +0200, Philipp Reisner wrote:
> Affected: All code that uses connector, in kernel and out of mainline
> The connector, as it is today, does not allow the in kernel receiving
> parts to do any checks on privileges of a message's sender.

So, assume I know nothing about the connector architecture, what does
this mean in a security context?

> I know, there are not many out there that like connector, but as
> long as it is in the kernel, we have to fix the security issues it has!

And what specifically are the security issues?

> Please either drop connector, or someone who feels a bit responsible
> and has our beloved dictator's blessing, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take 
> this into your tree, and send the pull request to Linus.
> Patches 1 to 4 are already Acked-by Evgeny, the connector's maintainer.
> Patches 5 to 7 are the obvious fixes to the connector user's code.

Obvious in what way?


greg k-h

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