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Re: XFS security fix never sent to -stable?

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS security fix never sent to -stable?
From: Josh Boyer <jwboyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:20:07 -0500
Cc: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxx>, Dwight Engen <dwight.engen@xxxxxxxxxx>, LKML <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Brian Foster <bfoster@xxxxxxxxxx>, Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>, Gao feng <gaofeng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, "stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 6:55 PM, Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> [cc xfs list, cc stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>
> On Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 08:17:09AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 7:15 AM, Luis Henriques
>> <luis.henriques@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 04:35:50PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> It looks like 8c567a7fab6e086a0284eee2db82348521e7120c ("xfs: add
>> >> capability check to free eofblocks ioctl") is a security fix that was
>> >> never sent to -stable? From what I can see, it was introduced in 3.8
>> >> by 8ca149de80478441352a8622ea15fae7de703ced ("xfs: add
>> >> XFS_IOC_FREE_EOFBLOCKS ioctl").
>> >>
>> >> I don't see this in the 3.8.y tree. Should it be added there and newer?
>> >
>> > Thanks Kees, I'm queuing it for the 3.11 kernel.
>>
>> There's also this one:
>>
>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.file-systems.xfs.general/57654
>>
>> It fixes CVE-2013-6382
>
> First I've heard about it there being a CVE for that bug. Since when
> has it been considered best practice to publish CVEs without first
> (or ever) directly contacting the relevant upstream developers?

We got a Fedora bug for it, and there are similar RHEL bugs open.  I
had assumed you would be informed either via upstream or through
those.  The CVE request was submitted by Kees here:
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2013/q4/330

josh

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