Re: Linux

From: Bill Davidsen
Date: Tue Jul 18 2006 - 17:03:17 EST

Greg KH wrote:
We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the kernel.

I'll also be replying to this message with a copy of the patch between and, as it is small enough to do so.

Why does the patch make it to linux-kernel-announce and the nice announcement, like this one, not? The short patch description is far more useful, since if it's to something I don't use I don't need to apply or examine it.

The updated 2.6.16.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:


greg k-h


Makefile | 2 +-
fs/proc/base.c | 1 +
2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Summary of changes from v2.6.16.24 to v2.6.16.23

Greg Kroah-Hartman:

Linus Torvalds:
Fix nasty /proc vulnerability (CVE-2006-3626)

Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>
Obscure bug of 2004: BASH BUFFER OVERFLOW - if bash is being run by a
normal user and is setuid root, with the "vi" line edit mode selected,
and the character set is "big5," an off-by-one errors occurs during
wildcard (glob) expansion.

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