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

On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 10:56:59AM -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Philipp Reisner <philipp reisner linbit com>
> Date: Fri,  2 Oct 2009 14:40:03 +0200
> > 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.
> > 
> > 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!
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> > For convenience these patches are also available as git tree:
> > git://git.drbd.org/linux-2.6-drbd.git connector-fix
> All applied to net-2.6, I'll push this out to Linus later
> today.

Should it also go to -stable?  If so, I can pick it up once it hits
Linus's tree.


greg k-h

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