[VIM] amusing Linux Kernel changelog message

Steven M. Christey coley at linus.mitre.org
Thu Jan 5 03:29:56 EST 2006

Regardless of the amusing nature, this is something that the Linux distros
have wanted for a while.  It's difficult to keep track of kernel vulns,
and CVEs can help them with that.  It's good to see it slowly making its
way into kernel changelogs.

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006, security curmudgeon wrote:

> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.15
> commit 8f493d797bc1fe470377adc9d8775845427e240e
> Author: Andi Kleen <ak at suse.de>
> Date:   Tue Jan 3 00:07:28 2006 +0100
>      [PATCH] Make sure interleave masks have at least one node set
>      Otherwise a bad mem policy system call can confuse the interleaving
>      code into referencing undefined nodes.
>      Originally reported by Doug Chapman
>      I was told it's CVE-2005-3358
>      (one has to love these security people - they make everything sound
>       important)

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